The UNSW Kensington Campus is hosting a public lecture by leading award-winning Korean architect Doojin Hwang, focusing on Korean contemporary architecture.

To take place on Thursday, 20 October 2016, the presentation by Doojin Hwang titled ‘Korean Architecture: the Old Giving Birth to the New’ is being organised as part of the Built Environment Occasional Public Lecture series.

Based on the three books authored by Doojin Hwang, the lecture will reveal the specific course being taken by Korean contemporary architecture and will also track the architect’s journey for an alternative to urban architecture that embraces the lessons of Korean traditional architecture and the demands of the 21st century.

Architect Doojin Hwang broadens the horizon of Korean contemporary architecture on the basis of understanding history and culture. The first book is Hanok (Traditional Korean architecture) Is Back, which illustrates the creative restoration process of 5 Hanoks in the Bukchon area of Seoul.

The second book, Rainbow Cake Architecture, the Future of Grey Cities proposes solutions and alternatives for the future of Korean cities. The book title 'Rainbow Cake Architecture' is a metaphor for mixed-use buildings stacked of different functions on each floor, such as residential, commercial and office spaces, as an answer to urban density and complexity.

Thirdly, Doojin Hwang - Porosity Tectonics Systems is a critical monograph about three different architectural languages of the architect who has a distinctive resume for combining both Korean traditional and contemporary architectural projects.

The public lecture will be held at the Central Lecture Block CLB5, UNSW Kensington Campus on Thursday, 20 October 2016 at 12.45pm.