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pojangmacha @ MDFF 2015


it is with greatest pleasure, that we can announce, our korean typologies production of a teilzeitraum film:  포장마차 / pojangmacha to be screened as italian premiere at the milano design film festival! the screening is about to take place sunday 18. october 2015 @ 17:30 at anteo spazio cinema, via milazzo, 9, milan/Italia


pojangmacha @ affr


we are superproud that our pojangmacha will see its world premiere at rotterdam’s affr
where it will kick off the shorts program: act up

fri 09. oct 2015 @ 17:00 hrs
hope to see you there!


AFFR festival venue (8-11 October 2015)
Otto Reuchlinweg 996 (Wilhelminapier)
NL 3072 MD Rotterdam


139 포장마차 :: pojangmacha

포장마차 pojangmacha
a korean typologies production
a teilzeitraum film
jan schabert, 2015

setting the standard when it comes to a superefficient use of urban space:
the double life of an »empty« lot in downtown daegu’s 53-1 bukseong-ro



rural germany @ kirua symposium in daejon


we are invited to give a talk on promotional strategies for rented housing/flats in rural germany [독일 농촌 임대주택사업의 추진과 전략] @ 춘계학술발표대회 및 국제심포지엄, a international spring conference and symposium in daejon, republic of korea, initiated by the korean institute of rural architecture (KIRUA)

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i-wish @ istanbul archfilmfest

we are more than happy to be able to announce that i-wish [arzu ederim] was selected to be shown at the 8th edition of İstanbul Uluslararası Mimarlık ve Kent Filmleri Festivali / istanbul international architecture and urban films festival!

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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


@ arquiteturas

»From September 26th to 29th, Cinema City Alvalade, receives the first edition of
Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisbon,
an event that celebrates the encounter between cinema and architecture.«

we are more than happy that two of our recent archtiectural movies, Continue reading


125 i-wish

we just have finished »i-wish«
a short documentary on korean housing galleries.
(4’20 min; hd; korean/english; english subtitles)


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]


daegu han-ok: a last [picture] show

a downtown daegu han-ok bound for demolition within a fortnight from now has its last moments of fame as location for an intimate exhibition of plans & models of –still-alive– neighbouring conspecifics: 5 urban han-oks drawn and built to scale by 20 students in the module architectural design basics at the department of architectural engineering of keimyung university, initiated and organized by martina günther.

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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]



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.


109 korean typologies

an attempt to categorize our collection of south-korean architecture

after watching, observing, walking, driving, talking, spying, looking through and at south-korean cities, villages, landscapes [obeservational research], we felt some need to disclose our discoveries: starting from the three ubiquitous residential types han-ok, yang-ok and appat, we soon expanded our research to a wider range of anonymous vernacular, common architecture. we categorized the buildings according  to their scale.
we are looking for transferrable principles which could give the specific potentials of the typologies a cultural, social, economical and ecological architectural perspective.
this collection does not intend to be complete, the collection is intended as a process.



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. Continue reading


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].


106 the hanok metabolism



the hanok metabolism
collect > store > enjoy integrated low-tech high-performance in adaptable & adjustable sustainable urban space
도심 대구 한옥 2.0 [중구, 북내동]
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계대 04 se-woon-sang-ga @ AFFR

Because we love crazy buildings, we couldn’t resist this last moment entry which was really way too late…
sewoonsanga – utopia of a monster
has been selected for the 2011 edition of the bienal architecture film festival rotterdam.

→ saturday, 08. october 2011 @ 19:45 hrs
→ sunday, 09. october 2011 @ 18:30 hrs in lantarenvenster, cinema 1

a documentary movie by jan schabert, hyeong-gyu seong, jae-young kim, sang-ryeol kim, seong-hoon heo, wenwen tao
editing consultant: antonia fenn, berlin/d
funding: BISA research fund, Keimyung University


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. Continue reading


계대 04 se-woon-sang-ga

a documentary movie about our research in the life of 세운상가: 60s hybrid megastructure by kim swoo geun in the heart of seoul, unique iconic dinosaur, more than 1.000 meters of beton brut. featuring interviews with seung-h-sang, peter ferretto, yi jong-ho, e joong-jae et al.

Kein anderer Architekt des 20. Jahrhunderts war in Korea einflussreicher als Kim Swoo Geun. Während er aber in seiner Heimat bis heute eine Berühmtheit ist, stellt sich uns – auch 25 Jahre nach seinem Tod – noch immer die gleiche Frage, die bereits 1979 ein Time-Life-Redakteur formulierte: „Ob er wohl jemals auch internationale Bekanntheit erlangt?“ (…) Kim Swoo Geun wurde 1931 in Cheongjin, in der Provinz Hamgyong-Namdo im Norden Koreas, geboren. Zum Studium schrieb er sich an der National University von Seoul im Fachbereich Architektur ein, für einen von seinerzeit nur zwei Studiengängen mit vierjähriger Dauer. Sein Studium währte noch keine drei Monate, als der Koreakrieg ausbrach. Nicht in der Lage, aus Seoul zu fliehen, wurde Kim von nordkoreanischen Soldaten zum Militärdienst beordert. Mit knapper Not gelang es ihm, sich der Anordnung zu entziehen und er machte sich, gerade 20 Jahre alt, als blinder Passagier auf den Weg nach Japan, um dort seine Studien fortzusetzen. Nach seinem ersten Abschluss am Tokyo Art College, wo er zu den Schützlingen Yoshimura Junjos gehörte, wechselte Kim zum erfolgreichen Masterstudium an die Tokyo University. Im Jahr 1959, Kim war zu dieser Zeit Doktorand in Tokyo, gewann er mit einer Gruppe junger koreanischer Studenten den Wettbewerb für den Entwurf des koreanischen Parlaments. Zwar kam es, da die korrupte Regierung Rhee kurze Zeit später durch einen Volksaufstand gestürzt wurde, nicht zur Verwirklichung des Projekts, doch immerhin versetzte es Kim in den Stand, in seine Heimat zurückkehren zu können. Kim Swoo Geuns Karriere nahm einen steilen Anstieg, als er die Gunst des neuen Militärregimes Park Chung Hees erlangte. Im Zuge der Industrialisierungsbestrebungen des Landes fielen ihm erste wichtige Projekte zu, die er im skulpturalen Stil des Brutalismus ausführte. Zu den herausragenden Arbeiten dieser ersten Phase gehören die Hill Top Bar (1961), das Freedom Center and Tower Hotel (1963), das Buyeo Museum (1965) und das KIST Main Building (1967). Unter Kims Ägide als Präsident der koreanischen Engineering and Consulting Cooperation entstanden umfassende Planungen für die städtebauliche Neugestaltung der Insel Yoido, zur Sanierung des Zentrums von Seoul und für den Bau eines neuen internationalen Flughafens.
[Pai Hyungmin, University of Seoul auf www.aedes-arc.de] Continue reading


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]



계대 02 educatorii

content & context
2 different institutions of education [elementary school & residential arts centre] are situated on 2 oppositional sites [realistic urban & romantic riverside] – a research into the influence of a combination of generating forces towards architectural form.

3rd year undergraduate architecture design studio
»school« being the scheduled subject for this single-semester architecture design studio (from september until december 2010), explored a range of institutions of learning:

  • art gallery: a short (but real) project, a two-week design workshop for the alteration and extension of seoul boaninn art-gallery
  • an elementary school
  • a residential arts centre

two contrasting sites were chosen for the two institutes of education,

  • the tight urban plot (occupied by a secondary school to shut down in 2013), and the
  • vast riverside (both banks incl. the river.)

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계대 01 boan inn gallery

2-weeks student project from 3rd year architecture students at keimyung university: extension & renovation of an art-gallery in central seoul.

the boan-inn gallery, a gallery of modern art, is situated in the west of  gyengbokgung-palace, seoul. its site includes gallery building, a hotel for former writers & artists. operated from 1932 until 2004, an administration building
and an empty yard to its back. Continue reading