Writing on the Wall

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Creator: 

An, Julie

Date: 

2017

Abstract: 

The Korean Demilitarized Zone, or the DMZ, serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. The DMZ is a 4km wide, 250 kilometers long, heavily militarized, de facto border. It is a physical metaphor of the aggression and conflict the two countries still share, and host to tourists from all over the world who come to experience this unique sight seeing destination.

The role of architecture in the temporal context of the DMZ will be to create a space for interaction in a Jimjilbang Observatory sited on the Military Demarcation Line to infiltrate the DMZ under the façade of a tourist destination, where visitors can experience the ultimate form of Korean leisure, Korea’s traditional bathhouse. The “observatory” component creates provocative moments within the jimjilbang where “seeing the other”, and seeing across borders come under critical question.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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