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New wave / Architecture

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Since the 1960s, Seong Su Dong in Seoul had a high concentration of leather, sewing, and metal factories which developed areas where antiquated characteristics were emphasized. However, this transformation raised issues with gentrification and evicted existing handmade factories. Therefore, I propose a sustainable platform that encompasses partnership between artisans and apprentices, revitalization of the street, and enhancement of sales, while preserving the historical authenticity and the identity of Seong Su Dong.


Daelim University College

Daelim University College
Anyang-si, South Korea

min chul lee,
Daelim University College

seong soo lee,
Hanyang University