Title A Study on the Reception Room of Houses during the Japanese Colonial Period in Korea
Authors 박채린(Park, Chaerin) ; 이경아(Lee, Kyung-Ah)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2021.37.10.95
Page pp.95-106
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Reception room; Western-style housing culture; Public space; Conspicuous space; Space for appreciation
Abstract This study examined how Western-style housing culture was accepted and changed in Korea through the analysis of the reception room of houses during the Japanese colonial period. The reception room was a typical Western-style space, with carpets on the floor, imported wallpaper and curtains on the walls, Western-style furniture and a fireplace. It was made not only as a public space for welcoming guests, but also as a conspicuous space and a space for appreciation of a house owner. However, due to the circumstances of the Japanese colonial period, Japanese and Korean elements such as Dadami, Dokonoma and Ondol were mixed in the Western-style reception room. As time passed, the size of the reception room became smaller or combined with other rooms, and the decorations decreased, and it is now a space that can no longer be found in Korea.