Title Investigating the ‘Youthfulness’ of Korean Young Architects in the 21st Century
Authors 차혜란(Cha, Hye-Rhan) ; 최춘웅(Choi, Choon)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2023.39.11.51
Page pp.51-60
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Youth; Young Architect; Defamiliarization; Everydayness
Abstract Within the realm of Korean modern architecture, young architects emerging post-2000 primarily denote those who have earned the Korean Young Architect Award. They exhibit distinctive traits setting them apart from the previous generation of architects. These young architects are gaining recognition as a new wave in contemporary Korean architecture, sparking expanded discussions about youth in this context. This study delves into the youth of these young architects and explores the changes in their work, influenced by shifts in the housing market. It emphasizes that young architects now engage in various everyday projects, often small in scale, such as single-family houses, multi-family houses, and community living facilities. To set their work apart from traditional architecture, they employ a defamiliarization technique, aiming to disrupt the ordinary. Drawing inspiration from Russian formalism in literature, this study derives defamiliarization techniques and applies them to analyze the works of young architects.