Research Office of Historical Culture & Landscape (Hyun-su So)

Historical value is resurrected as 'Ancient Future' tells. In this respect, the ancestors' culture and landscape, which had been adapted to the natural order, are the fields which landscape architects need to explore. Research Office of Historical Culture & Landscape is concerned about identifying the landscape models in the traditional landscape by interpreting the ancestors' grace and wisdom in it. The research consists of field surveys, close reading the records and deliberations. We extend the value of landscape architecture by consilience of the humanities and science including folklore, geography, literature, history of art, botany and ecology and we seek the role of traditional landscapes at the landscaping practice. In the pursuit of this purpose, we carry out the research based on traditional aesthetics, traditional ecology and traditional reproduction and it is convinced we contribute to establish the base of Korean landscape with the accumulated results of research.