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Structural Design 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Spring Semester, Department of Architecture at Korea University

(Lecturer: Sejin Kim)


This course aims to provide students with enough knowledge to explore the possibilities & limitations of various methods of structural system and understand structural design as a methodology which is integral to the architectural design process.


The course comprises lectures, student presentations and structural design project;


  • A series of lectures covers key structural design issues and provides students with an understanding of basic structural principles.

  • Students explore the principles & various methods of structural systems through research and case studies.

  • Students undertake a comprehensive structural design project that explores and addresses the key structural issues of their design projects.


Students will gain a 'structural intuition' to define and find a synergy between structure and architecture through understanding basic principles and exploring them in different structural and architectural systems.

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