South Korea: Housing Hybrids
Rafael Luna (Faculty, RISD Interior Architecture)
South Korea: Seoul
3 weeks: June 27- July 18, 2017
3 Studio Credits, RISD Interior Architecture
Housing Hybrids will explore future housing conditions in a hyper-dense society. Set in Seoul, this 3-week studio will focus on studying urban inefficiencies in growing metropolises, which can be reused or adapted for housing typologies. These urban inefficiencies can be caused by infrastructure bisecting the city, buildings’ in-between spaces, sliver parcels, among others. Students will be exploring its diverse neighborhoods to reveal the city’s alternate spaces that can be reused. The studio will be divided into three assignments, one per week. The first week, students will be asked to elaborate drawings that map their interpretations of residual spaces and urban inefficiencies. The second week, students will produce diagram studies on infrastructure and housing. The final week, students will produce a proposal for their new housing typology ending in a final presentation. This studio will have lectures, meetings with local architects, and sightseeing throughout Seoul.
Students will be accommodated in double rooms with private bathroom and shared kitchen in the aparthotel located in Seoul city center, walking distance to the trains and studio site.
Cost: $4,450 (includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, localtransportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance).