Influence of American and Japanese Architecture on Building the Post-war Korean Contemporary Architecture

전후 한국현대건축에 미친 미국과 일본건축의 영향 -미국에서 연수한 김정수와 일본에서 유학한 김수근을 중심으로-

  • Ahn, Chang-Mo (Graduate School of Architecture, Kyonggi University)
  • 안창모 (경기대학교 건축대학원)
  • Received : 2011.11.24
  • Accepted : 2011.12.13
  • Published : 2011.12.31


This paper is a study to discover the influence of American and Japanese Architecture on Building the post-war Korean Contemporary Architecture by looking through the architectural works of KIM Jongsoo and KIM Swoo-Geun. To overcome the deteriorated Korean architectural production system, these two architects chose different solutions; KIM Jongsoo developed new materials and introduced industrialized production system based on his own research, and KIM Swoo-Geun tried to develope engineering capability via Korea Engineering Consultant Corp. supported by Korean government which led Korean economic development plan. The difference of their solutions was due to their different background; fund of studying abroad, architectural education system in USA & Japan respectively and preferred solutions of personal or national dimension.


Post-war Korean Contemporary Architecture;American Architecture;Japanese Architecture;KIM Jongsoo;KIM Swoo-Geun


Supported by : 경기대학교


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