Studio Class at UC Berkeley
Studio Class at UC Berkeley

The city of Bang: The transformation of privacy in Seoul

This project was developed by Nuria Martínez Martínez as a student from University of Alicante and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Facilities category.

The city of Bang: The transformation of privacy in Seoul

Seoul is one of the most connected and one of the fastest cities in the world when it comes to transformation. Like any contemporary city, Seoul allows people to abandon the scale conception imposed by urbanism, and thanks to its equipment of connection tools, it allows us to construct identities through a complex process, in which both the controversy and disparity of Korean culture are introduced as building values.

This is how the “Bang” is born; one of the manifestations of hybrid public spaces, domestic but at the same time commercial, that serves as an extension of the private space. A useful took from which to equip the ways of building society. Bangs exist thanks to the multiple geographic, technological and social conjunctures, connecting the population, technology and space.

The Bang as a mediation model; whose reading and reassembly will make it a useful tool for the construction of the contemporary city.

[You can find the complete dissertation pressing on the title. There is a link waiting for you.]