There are many ethnic Korean children who were either born in the states or moved to the states when they were young. Many of them often get confused about their nationalities and go through an identity crisis. The internal conflicts during childhood can become problematic when establishing one's values and conception of self.
My question arises from the perception that design solutions for these children can be achieved to solve these problems. My thesis will propose a library for children in NYC's Korea Town that educates ethnic Korean children to know the origin of their culture and enhance their cultural intelligence. The library will provide an environment where these children can interact with object (book) and space (library) through interlocking architecture.
In order to develop this idea, I studied the design elements and compositions in Korean traditional architecture and its relation to space. A design methodology is to create a new library space through the reinterpretation and application of the Korean traditional house.
Thesis Advisor: Mark Rakatansky