Kyung Wook Seo

Kyung Wook Seo
Northumbria University · Department of Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Doctor of Philosophy
Social housing design for the post-COVID-19 era (funded by NRF); Evolution of North Korean houses (funded by NRF)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in the city. Social distancing will remain as a provisional code of conduct for unforeseeable outbreaks of pandemic diseases in the future. Social distancing is predicated upon reduced density of people in any given space and time. Since urban sprawl has been proved to be unsustainable, spreading ou...
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This research revisits an early space syntax method of ideographic representation which was proposed by Hillier and his colleagues in the 1970s. The method provided an effective way of capturing syntactic relations of enclosure in settlements and houses in its compact format but has not gained the attention it deserves in the field of morphological...
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Space syntax analysis postulates that a spatial system reveals its social meaning through its configuration. In the building analysis, defining the discreteness of each unit of space is the first step to measure its connectedness. In doing so, walls and partitions are the most reliable physical entities to demarcate convex spaces. This paper propos...
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The coronavirus outbreak has challenged and continues to challenge every aspect of the supply chain within the AEC industry, forcing stakeholders to cope with increasing uncertainties and continuous change. The notion of resilience is especially salient now. While the need for the AEC industry to focus on resilience has been highlighted in recent a...
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To cope with the fast urbanisation and population growth, the public and private sector housing developments in Kuala Lumpur have prioritised the high-rise apartment building. After decades’ massive development, this housing type became the most dominant dwelling form in the city. For centuries, the traditional Malay house has evolved to suit to th...
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This study combined space syntax metrics and geographic information systems (GIS)-based built-environment measures to analyze pedestrian volume in different land-use zones, as recorded in unique public data from a pedestrian volume survey of 10,000 locations in Seoul, Korea. The results indicate that most of the built-environment variables, such as...
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Buildings reveal the social values of a society through their forms and configuration. During the Choseon dynasty, Confucianism was the national ideology and basis for governing principles. Consequently, houses for the ruling class were built to conform to the principle of separating domains for men, women, servants, and ancestors. This hierarchica...
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Spatial rationality revealed by mathematical analyses seems less important in Japanese urban planning. In the case of Japanese provincial cities, the urban area of them has been expanded rapidly in this 50 year; therefore, the area around railway station is not the centre of efficiency anymore after the urban expansion. However, conventional reside...
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In this research, we traced the process of urbanization of a small agricultural village in Korea through the massive construction of housing estates and the modern street network in the late 20th century. Whereas the existing literature tends to adopt a data-driven macroscopic approach to analyze periurban transformation, we concentrated on the mor...
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A house requires access to a more complex street network to provide inhabitants with functions not obtainable inside their own dwelling. Spatially, this requirement manifests itself in a geometric adjacency between a house and a street-referred to in this paper as a house-street interface (following the naming convention in Palaiologou et al, 2016)...
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This research presents the urban transformation process in Suwon, South Korea, in particular focus on Wooman town to analyse the conflict between the old and new street patterns. Through the 1970s and 80s, the city of Suwon went through a huge scale of development with a steep population growth. With the expansion of urban territory, Wooman, a smal...
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This research attempts to mitigate this problem by suggesting a new approach to the design of low cost housing in Malaysia, especially for those who relocate themselves from rural villages or urban squatters. Whereas the low cost housing construction has managed to catch up with the planned target, the urban highrise apartments do not provide appro...
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Finding cultural characteristics of housing has been a subject in many disciplines. Most of their approaches, however, were qualitative rather than quantitative since even those houses with a similar style exhibit a wide variety of morphological solutions with varying shapes and sizes. As a result, researchers tended to focus on materials, decorati...
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In this paper we investigate incremental changes to the relationship between private and public territory on the micro-morphological scale of the dwelling-street interface. This interface lies on the edge between two distinctively different spatial domains, the house and the street, and provides a buffer which may be adjusted to aid the transition...
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The spatial interface is situated in an interesting place between a street, part of a macro-scale network, and a building, a single urban cell with its own internal structure. In this paper we investigate the relationship between residential buildings and the street, while searching for links between syntactic measures of the street network and mic...
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With diachronic changes in the philosophy surrounding urban planning, Japanese cities seem to have transformed dramatically. However, many conventional rules remain the same and continue to be inherited. Residents may remember the location of the original downtown area and their narratives reveal their city's history to their descendants, showing t...
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This research is to investigate urban retirees’ needs and suggest the design direction of leisure facilities. Unlike the existing approach based on deterioration of physical ability, this will allow a new type of suggestion to enable the retirees to live their second lives in a more creative way. By analyzing their common memories and events, it wa...
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An attempt has been made to prove the so-called `feature accumulation theory`. It is the theory describing that people tend to feel the same space with more identifiable objects much larger than that with fewer objects. Applying this theory to our cognition of spatial size, this paper made an experiment. Students were asked that if the lecture room...
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The behavior of walking involves our action of seeing things. It is the intention of this research that the cognitive process of perceiving things along the path can affect the way we sense the length of the journey. The theory generally accepted in this line of thought is the `feature accumulation theory`. It assumes that if the journey includes m...
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The light is an important element which helps people perceive objects. Therefore, it is important for architects to make the light and space be in harmony with each other. In this study, we analyzed the works of Alvaro Siza with a view to understand the conceptual value of the light expressed in his works and his principles in controlling it. Accor...
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Korea Government have carried out various policies to reduce the energy consumption that cause the global warming and environmental pollution. Energy consumption of buildings in Korea has reached 24% of total energy quantities and energy consumption of apartment has been continuously increasing. It has executed the building energy efficiency rating...
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This study aims to investigate the eco-friendly planning methods for a sustainable apartment houses in the Metropolitan area of Seoul. Eco-friendly plans that considers the environmental issues were attempted from the beginning of 2000s, and since then, many apartment houses in Korea were built using this concept. They were, however, generally focu...
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If we have gone through the first generation of housing design that pursued functional optimization, ergonomics, and circulation efficiency during the last century, now we are living in the second generation where more advanced goals, such as universal design, ubiquitous design, sustainable design, and environment-friendly design, are emphasized. A...
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Museums require a stable lighting environment suitable for exhibits as well as visitors throughout the exhibition areas. This paper suggests a lighting design method for exhibition spaces in museums that modulates the shape of toplights, affecting the balance of natural light within the space. Both scale model tests and simulations using the RADIAN...
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The article aims to illuminate the hidden path by which a symbolic dimension in a traditional society is transferred to the modern world. The modernization process in Seoul during the second half of the twentieth century was one of the most intense and radical. The traditional courtyard house, which had been the single form of dwelling in the city...
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This study aims to construct the design competence by means of a topological approach. To this end, the linguistic concept of 'competence and performance' in Chomskian sense is borrowed and applied to the study. The usability of this method is then tested against the sample apartment plans from Gangnam-gu area in Seoul, and it is found that this en...
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In the planning of apartment houses in Seoul, it is typical that the stereotyped building form strongly regulates the spatial arrangement of the interior. This research therefore attempts to combine two different approaches, namely the formal approach and the spatial approach, for the comprehensive understanding of the architectural grammar. To bri...
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The investigation of the apartment housing as a dwelling type has become the most important and popular research subject to understand the housing culture in Korea. In their methods of typological analysis, it is found that most studies represent each unit plan as a simplified architectural drawing. This type of typology, however, has difficulties...
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A city is a spatial system that is generated in the process of searching for an ideal form. From the structure of a city, we can find paradigms of the past in which worldviews of the society are instilled. Baroque, to be studied in this paper, is interpreted as a change from ‘limitation' to ‘infinity'. There are many studies that investigated Baroq...
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Until the early twentieth century, for hundreds of years, the housing prototype in Seoul has been a courtyard house where a central open space is surrounded by building blocks and fence. Through the twentieth century, as new modern types of houses emerged, the housing culture began to change and consequently this prototype began to make transformat...
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An attempt is made to investigate the housing culture in Seoul to answer the question: how do old spatial values interact with a new domestic setting The argument of this research relates cultural interpretation of housing to plan morphology, and demonstrates how social values and domestic space are interrelated and how their interactions have driv...
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Most of the spatial structures of Japanese major cities were founded as JYOKAMACHI, which means Japanese "castle town" built in pre-modern era. In contrast to castle towns in Europe and other Asian countries, the characteristics of JYOKAMACHI can be summarized in the nonexistence of city walls, and the distinct zoning based on the social level; SAM...

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There are so many journal papers appear in my publication list which is wrong. Can you tell me how to remove them quickly? Current system only allows removal by clicking in and request change. Because there are huge number of them, I can't deal with this. Please help me. Kyung Seo

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