* Date : 2019-02-05
A Korean-German architect named Daniel Taendler fell in love with Hanok, Korean traditional houses. In Fall of 2017, he garnered a lot of attention with his first newly built Hanok project in Eunpyeong Hanok Village, which is Seoul city's first modern day Hanok village. He was an economics major but he switched majors and became an architect to do what he's passionate about. In 2014, he set up an architecture firm called 'Urban Detail - Seoul' and commenced his activities as an architect. Two-thirds of the houses he designs are Hanok so then, what is it about Hanok that bewitched him? On our Lunar New Year edition of Heart-to-Heart, we sit down with Korean-German architect Daniel Taendler and learn more about his interest in Hanok and the Korean traditional culture. In addition, let us get his perspective on the Korean holiday culture.