Posted by: rbbadger | March 20, 2010

Geometric designs in traditional architecture

Here is something that I love about old Korean architecture.  I love the geometric designs that you often see on the sides of traditional houses. 

Like in Japan, the windows are covered with traditional paper.  There is no glass like one would see in a western building.  Traditional Korean paper is still readily available and much favoured by calligraphers.

Here is the building in full.



  1. Windows are paper not glass???

  2. Glass was not used in Korea until the 19th century. Korean paper, made of mulberry bark, is really tough. Generally, the houses would be repapered each year.

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