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    Images from ACSA's Open Cities conference in Seoul

    Lian Chikako Chang Jul 2 '14 0

    ACSA recently held our biennial international conference in Seoul, South Korea, and we wanted to share some pictures from around the city, and of the event itself.

    The exquisite Korea Furniture Museum.

    Foundation detail at the Korea Furniture Museum.

    Lower plaza level at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid.

     

    Framed view of the city at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid.

    Steeply slanted doors at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid.

    Traditional rooftops at the Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul.

     

    Cheonggyecheon creek traditionally divided northern and southern Seoul, and while it was covered over in favor of an elevated freeway for years, it has recently been rehabilitated as a waterway flanked by long walking paths.

    "Learning through Architecture" exhibit, Junglim Foundation.

    Fresh buns in Namdaemun Market.

    Street food in Gwangjang covered market.

    Schoolchildren in line to visit the N Seoul Tower.

    Cutest stampede ever!

    Public space: men playing Go in a park outside the Jongmyo shrine.

    Sun Tower by Morphosis.

    The Campus Valley at Ewha Womans University by Dominique Perrault opens onto the city.

    Greenery at the Campus Valley at Ewha Womans University by Dominique Perrault.

    Campus Valley at Ewha Womans University by Dominique Perrault.

    Interior of Campus Valley at Ewha Womans University by Dominique Perrault.

    ACSA's registration table and exhibition of projects in Perrault's building.

    Coffee break during Open Cities.

    Mark Stanley and Micah Rutenberg's 'Geographies of Consumption' presentation in the 'Technology + Lifestyle' session at Open Cities.

    Slide from a plenary presentation by BongHee Jeon from Seoul National University, on the history of Seoul.

    Hybrid program: market in a subway car, as shown in the plenary session.

    Signage over architecture: you can read the program of every tenant in some of Seoul's neighborhoods. As shown in the plenary session. 

    Toyo Ito with architecture students from Texas Tech University, after Ito's keynote.

    The ACSA has upcoming conference in Halifax, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Seattle. For more information and for calls for papers and projects when they are available, check out the ACSA website.

     

     
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