As a chunk of Itaewon prepares for bulldozer-assisted oblivion, questions about Seoul's redevelopment addiction come back to the fore.
There’s a nondescript stairway on the outskirts of ‘the hip Haebangchon.’ The steps once led to a Shinto shrine for 7,000 spirits of Japan’s war dead.
Surviving colonial architecture in South Korea invites visitors, only if they knew where to look.
Early modern architecture under Japanese rule replaced Korea's well-ordered city centers. But does it really warrant destroying all colonial-era buildings?
After centuries at the heart of Korean cultural and social life, Bukchon and its Gahoe-dong neighborhood – famed for old houses – have been ravaged.
An architecture firm takes a dilapidated traditional-style house in Seoul from the 1930s and transforms it into an office space, illustrating a trend toward preservation in fast-moving Korea.