기와지붕 보러 갑시다 Let’s go see some roofs (in South Korea)

Geonyoung Kim (South Korea)

Bilingual blog tour in Korean and English.

In Korean, “tiled-roof house” is an idiom used to refer to a wealthy family.Nowadays, in big cities (except in city centres, ex: Gangnam in Seoul) or in small towns, one can easily find buildings or structures with a tiled-roof in a traditional form. In this tour, I will show you around roofs made of a variety of materials, in houses and buildings. For example, asbestos tiles on top of a red-brick house, plastic roof tiles that cover container homes, and a plastic dog house. I found it fascinating because the main body of the buildings keeps adopting a more up to dated form, with the roof remains in a quite traditional form.

In this tour, you will travel to South Korea, see some roofs of houses, doghouses, public toilets, and roofs with many kinds of materials. This is a bilingual blog tour in Korean and English. It will take around 5 minutes to finish the tour for each language. To take the tour, please click the link below. There are some parts where you can swipe to see more pictures.

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If you have any comments or questions, please leave comments below or contact me @KGeonyoung or to kimqianling@snu.ac.kr