Minho Lee

Minho Lee
Seoul National University | SNU · Department of Landscape Architecture



Project (1)
The East Palace of Seoul, today divided in Changdeokgung and Changgyeongung, is UNESCO cultural heritage and a major tourist destination. Historical buildings and the natural beauty of the rear gardens are the major assets of the site. However, visitors have different backgrounds and levels of understanding and therefore different expectations and experiences. This research intends to explore six different ways of viewing the East Palace. Three historical ways of viewing derive from an experience of the original Fengshui of the site, following the chronology of building activity, and experiencing the beauty as expressed in traditional poetry. Three actual perspectives depart from the shallow perspective of the Instagram visitor, the daily walks for residents in the neighborhood, and experiencing wild nature according to the soil-landscape, enhanced by the historical old trees.