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daeguhanok wins AAFF

we feel highly honored that our little documentary daeguhanok was selected »best film« at
AAFF 2014 [architect africa film festival] in collaboration with
DIFF [durban international film festival] at
UIA2014 durban [XXV international union of architects world congress]


AAFF is organised by the architects collective of south africa
the7th edition subject was
»voices |in|visible : revealing temporal interactions with place«

watch daeguhanok here


talk: pecha kucha @ daegu

martina günther is invited to present at pecha kucha night™ daegu

where she will talk with lim, young-hee about korean typologies.
2013/06/21 @ 19:00 hrs [1050 jisan-dong, suseong-gu, daegu, republic of korea]

[photo: lim, young-hee]

[photo: lee, do-hyun]



the 2012 subject of EAROPH [Eastern Regional Organization for Planning and Human Settlements world congress] being »Green City for Human Betterment«, a handful of interdiciplinary [landscape architecture and interior/environmental design] student-teams from keimyung university supervised by prof. martina günther were participating at EAROPH’s youth leaders‘ forum.

2 of her teams were successful in the poster prize (research/project) looking for »Strategies for Carving Out Green City«:

Sunday Morning Island
Kwon Kyung-Hwa [dola 2nd yr] Park Su-Bin [dola 2nd yr] Park Hye-Jin [dola 2nd yr] Shin Hye-Jin [dola 2nd yr] Koo Tae-Hoon [ied 2md yr]

Central Park
Kang Ji-hye [dola 2nd yr] Kwon Da-jeong [dola 2nd yr] Kim Jeong-eun
 [dola 2nd yr] Jung Myeong-Ji [dola 2nd yr] Yoon, Jung-eun [dola 4th yr]

Department of Landscape Architecture [dola] Department of Interior and Environmental Design [ied]



exhibition: dacb

from the 10th to the 16th of october 2012 we are showing a selection of our work at daegu architectural culture biennale in daegu, including a double-folded 12 m long panorama of our transformation of a »baywa-hall« plus several models.

whilst german urbanism is represented by our colleagues from astoc and their hafencity hamburg, we are covering in the architectural part of this »international korea-germany architectural exchange exhibition« focussing on re-development.

panorama of the baywa-hall: moni ribbe
presentation models: frieder grüne
exhibition design: nn
photos: günther & schabert
many thanks to: seok, kang-hee & his team

download infosheet [pdf]



download roundshot [pdf]


talk: 대구건축문화비엔날레

martina günther gave the keynote talk, titled
»aus alt mach neu / turn old into new / 낡은 것에서 만들어낸 새로운 것«
at the international korea-germany architectural exchange exhibition within
architectural culture biennale daegu / 대구건축문화비엔날레 2012.


계대 07 apa2

This design-studio module is focussing on the (re-)development of a piece of urban tissue with the objective to create a predominantly residential though poly-functional sustainable urban module.
THE korean residential typology, the »apat« will be scrutinized for its qualities and performances. The research into its defects in catering for 21st century requirements, needs and desires will result into proposals for physical, energetical, sociological and demographical adaption, with a focus on spatial qualities: the apa²!

photo: naver map

The site of this project is yong-nam-woo-bang-town 1-cha, the home of 836 appartments.
[find out more at koreantypologies.net]

area 29.745 m²
built-up area/bebaute fläche 6.402 m²
coverage ratio/GRZ 21% / 0,21
gross floor area/BGF 94.924 m²
FAR (floor area ratio)/GFZ 250% / 2,5

How could the appartment-buildings [101, 102, 103, 105] as well as their surroundings, shops, underground-parking, outdoor-space, … be transformed into a prototypical urban module that is adapted (and could further adapt) to the demographic, social, energetic, spatial, transportational, economical, … changes in the requirement-profile? In order to act ecologically and economically responsible, you are expected to keep as much of the existing structures as possible/arguable and improve the ensemble by adding & substracting, restructuring and -programming, connecting and re-connecting.

Develop strategies, how to re-connect the residents of the appat to the land around them, the currently non-communicative and anonymous space between the buildings as well as between buildings and streets.

Develop integrative and symbiotic concepts for the appartment-blocks, …

… paying special attention to the ground-floor-zone and its use, …

… the entrance situation, the transition between the outside and the inside, …

… the currently completely neglected potential of the 5th facade of the building, …

… and with strong emphasis on the improvement of spatial qualities of the residential units.

You are expected to develop a range of integrative concepts, spanning from the scale of 1:10.000 down to 1:50.

intro a: billenium

… The cubicle was slightly More than four and a half square metres in floor area, half a square metre over the statutory maximum for a single person, the carpenters having taken advantage, illegally, of a recess beside a nearby chimney breast. Consequently Ward had been able to fit a small straight-backed chair into the interval between the bed and the door, so that only one person at a time needed to sit on the bed—in most single cubicles host and guest had to sit side by side on the bed, conversing over their shoulders and changing places periodically to avoid neck-strain…
[from »Billennium« by J. G. Ballard 1962]


choi soo-jeong, kim bo-ram
lee kyu-seub, lee da-bin
lee eun-cheon, park hye/won

intro b: tilt

starting the work on the apartment buidling: what could we do in them, in case we turn’em 90° on the side:

feng ming-hyeon, koo na-hyeon
moon su-jin, yoon hae

interim: apa2

kang byeong-gon, jo seung-wook; kim eun-ah, lee da-bin

seo bo-seong, feng ming-hyeon; moon soo-jin, lee kyu-seub

koo na-hyon, kim bo-ram; choi soo-jeong, lee eun-seom

kim da-eun, yoon hae; jan schabert, anne kleinlein, kim ju-yean at the crit


 site plan

concept section

all: moon soo-jin, lee kyu-seub

concept scribble


all: koo na-hyon, kim bo-ram

apa2 was an architectural studio for and by 3rd year architecture students at the department of architecture at keimyung university daegu/korea.
the studio was held by
jan schabert prof. dipl.-ing. (univ.) architect
kim hyo-jin prof.
kim ju-yean prof.
with guest crits by
martina günther prof. dipl-ing.
anne kleinlein dipl.-ing.

download your digital copy [3,4mb] of the documentation here:


108 daegu tobacco studios

»Raw space for art!« that is what we suggest to the city council of daegu and the daegu fine arts association, who invited us to an international symposium, about the transformation of the 60.000 qm tabacco-factory »kt&g« into a cultural area. The massive building, near daegu station and near the historical city center, which is  a monumental witness of the korean industrial age and empty for several years, could be a corner-stone for the revitalisation of the whole area. > map

It could be a really symbiotic process, a »long-term interaction between different biological species« to start  using the building as factory for creative & cultural industries >from industrial production to cultural production. The building will survive, the artists will have space for their experimental art production and the neighbours will have vital partner, which effect on the urban space and the quality of the city.

allowing tobacco studios as well as its neighbourhood to develop in a symbiotic process to strengthen not only its identity as a space for art-production, but also the identity of colourful daegu.

coming to daegu 4 months ago, i was totally lost in this city. i had the impression, i will never be able to orientate in this city.  only the green hills seemed to me something  like an orientation mark., maybe one of the most characterizing points, that korean cities don’t seem to have no monumets, no palaces, churches, industrial complexes, …, no landmarks for orientation. we stubled onto this building in september, and for me it was the first building in daegu with real identity. a building like a monument, a massive landmark on the edge of the historical city of impressingly big scale, witness of  korean industrial age, of the enormous economic growing of this country. i can read in this building some part of koreas history, without knowing the language, without studying books.


presented at
international forum on transforming old tobacco factory to cultural area
daegu gyeong-buk design center
daegu, republic of korea


계대 05 Camp Walker @ Design Daegu

the results of the integrated architectural design studio, redeveloping a U.S.army-base in daegu/korea, focussing on housing and on the boundaries to a locked-away part of urban tissue is presented at design daegu, attracting daegu’s vice mayors intrest.
integrated studio with prof. lim wei siang freddie [landscape] prof. dr. raffaele pernice [urbanism] prof. steve skorski [interior].


103 camp walker 대구시

allgemeine überraschende erkenntnisse zu daegu. daegu, als vertreterin einer koreanischen stadt hat keine monumente. die grünen hügel sind die einzigen »objekt/skulpturhaften« monumente von öffentlicher relevanz. unverzichtbar für die orientierung in der stadt.

vermutungen zu den hügeln. wir vermuten, daß die hügel deshalb unantastbar sind, weil sich die, wiederum auch hügelartigen grabstätten auf diesen befinden. nur die paläste und universitätscampii dürfen die hügel »betreten« und somut einen »weichen« übergang zwischen sstadt und lanschaft herstellen.

camp walker und apsan. das militärgelände »camp-walker« , ort unserer untersuchung ist geprägt vom »hausberg« daegus, dem apsan. meiner meinung nach sollte diese besondere situation genutzt werden, um eine neue, »moderne« antwort auf das verhältnis von stadt und hügel zu geben. der berg sollte in die stadt fließen, um einen großen park zu schaffen und möglichst vielen einwohnerinnen und einwohnern, die nähe und den zugang zum apsan zu ermöglichen. der park soll das größte kirschbaum feld in korea werden.


102 senior citizens centre 대구시

a centre for senior citizens on an awkwardly shaped plot in the north-east outskirts of daegu/kr

[source: naver]

4.000 qm of leisure and sports facilities, of recreational and educational spaces spread out over four floors on a 3.000 qm plot, which should also keep its existing function of a park and ride (80 cars) for the nearby subwaystation.


계대 03 children architecture school

an »imaginary hideout« was constructed in an one-day-project at daegu biennale.
we attempted to create an cantenary arch based on tent construction…

keimyung university, daegu, korea. 2010 [10 to 12 year old kids, 03’32’’, camera 진우전/Jin-woo Jeon]