Seoul National University DAAE

Design Studio 4.1

Seoul 2012

Korea is a peninsula surrounded by many small islands. These islands for centuries have survived on fishing and other local trades, yet following Korea’s rapid modernization the communities that populate these islands have been slowly declining, to the extent that today there is a risk that they will become uninhabited, marginalized and ultimately forgotten. 

This semester’s project will be to revive one of these islands, specifically the island of Anjwa off the south western coast of Korea. The studio takes a radical approach to the theme of re-modeling and re-use, rather than focusing on a single building or city block we will remodel an entire island. 


Studio Coordinator 

Prof. Peter W. Ferretto