A Study on architectural historic of Hotel DIABUTSU

대불호텔의 건축사적 고찰

  • 손장원 (인천재능대학교 실내건축과) ;
  • 조희라 (인천재능대학교 실내건축과)
  • Received : 2011.08.08
  • Accepted : 2011.08.27
  • Published : 2011.09.25


The DIABUTSU hotel was built first in Korea and we know that the hotel was built in 1888. However, it has many questions. This study was conducted to uncover the truth. Non-text media in the study is useful to take advantage of the media. However, it is not used in Korea. I prefer that study by Non-text Media. The findings, DIABUTSU hotel was built in 1884. It was Japanese-style two-story wooden building. HORI was hospitality there and many foreigners stayed. Underwood, Appenzeller and Carles were this hotel and they recorded about the hotel in 1885. We know that three story building was the first hotel. But this is wrong in fact. The first hotel is Japanese-style wooden building built in 1884.


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