Summary: The last meeting was held on Wednesday at University of Brasília. All members met after the ending ceremony of our Korean classes of this year.
We talked about Architecture Topic. Korea is known for the fast modernization but also strongly preserves the tradition and it can be seen through the local architecture. In cities like Seoul, we can find both coexists because there are traditional palaces, temples and houses, but also the modern and futuristic buildings. Based on this image we have of Korean architecture, we discussed and elaborated the next questions.
Camila: "Architecture is fascinating, and talking about it with friends was awesome."
Carolina: "I don't know much about architecture, but each civilization have our own stile and beauty, and that's interesting to see."
Daiana: "It's amazing to see the old buildings, I want to know one day and be able to appreciate this side of Korean history."
Ester: "When we talked about architecture I was thing in how grateful is to see all the buildings for myself"
Isabela: "I particularly loved this discussion, specially with the material given to us by the SAYUL team. Architecture carries history, and being able to discuss the differences in Korean architecture throughout time has given me a lot of insight to Korean history."
Lígia: "Since I live in a young city, I alway get fascinated when I see old buildings and the Korean ones were really memorable for me because they have a strong identity marked by history and culture."
Raphael: "Asian architecture is very different from Brazilian architecture. It was really interesting to talk about Korean architecture's unique aspects."
Sarah: "Korean architecture is really beautiful, and also really different from Brazilian architecture. It's interesting to see its characteristics as well as how they manage to keep such traditional buildings coexisting with the modern ones."
Did the Chinese and Japanese architecture have any influence in the Ancient, Middle Ages and Early Modern periods?
Who are the most famous and influential contemporary Korean architects?
What did they do in order to modernize traditional housings and structures? How does contemporary architecture and traditional architecture coexist?