Past Program

South Korea: Housing Hybrids

Housing Hybrids will explore future housing conditions in a hyper-dense society.


Global Summer Studies
  • Seoul, South Korea
Summer 2017

Course Dates: Jun 16, 2017 — Jul 6, 2017

Open to RISD students, Brown University students, non-RISD students
Academic Credits
  • Interior Architecture
Course Numbers
  • INTAR-1510

Includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, local transportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

About this Travel Course

Set in Seoul, this 3-week studio will focus on studying urban inefficiencies in growing metropolises, which can be reused or adapted for housing typologies. These urban inefficiencies can be caused by infrastructure bisecting the city, buildings’ in-between spaces, sliver parcels, among others. Students will be exploring its diverse neighborhoods to reveal the city’s alternate spaces that can be reused. The studio will be divided into three assignments, one per week. The first week, students will be asked to elaborate drawings that map their interpretations of residual spaces and urban inefficiencies. The second week, students will produce diagram studies on infrastructure and housing. The final week, students will produce a proposal for their new housing typology ending in a final presentation. This studio will have lectures, meetings with local architects, and sightseeing throughout Seoul.

Student + Faculty Stories

Read more about South Korea: Housing Hybrids in RISD News: Housing Scaled for Seoul

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