Title Bricolage Characteristics of Cowshed Housing Development in Uam-dong during the Evacuation Period
Authors 안재철(Ahn, Jae-Cheol)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.2.75
Page pp.75-82
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Uam-dong; Cowshed Housing; Evacuation Capital; Bricolage; Building Materials
Abstract This study aims to chronologically cover the bricolage characteristics of the initial construction of cowshed housing in Uam-dong, the transformation process and developmental changes during the Korean War evacuation period and the social recovery following the Korean War Armistice Agreement. The collapse of the construction industry during this period heavily impacted how specific materials were obtained by refugees, which directly affected how homes were then structurally built. Upon analysis, it was revealed that due to the collapse of the architectural ecosystem in the early stages of evacuation, most materials used were locally gathered within a residential area; these materials included duvets, straw bags, along with wood and soil from the mountains behind villages. Other materials were gathered or by-products were purchased from a nearby American army base and along the Uam railway line. These pertinent details help unveil how building materials were supplied for bricolage amid the social system being disrupted during the Korean War evacuation period.