Authors/Contributors

KwangPyo Steve Koh

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2001

Degree

M.ARCH I

Keywords

New York City, Koreatown, cultural center, architectural mediator

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"In this thesis, I would like to investigate and study the role of architecture as a spatial mediator between different cultural spheres within the city context. Specifically, I would like to focus on Koreatown and its surrounding in New York City. Through the architectural intervention of a cultural center at the edge of the community, I wish to explore the relationship between the Korean community and its immediate environment, between a transplanted ethnic neighborhood and the city, between inside and outside. The architecture of the new cultural venter will take advantage of this relationship to become a space for porous communication and interaction between the Korean community and the city in an effort to create new dialogue and meaning."

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