The Scholar's Garden
Designing a Dissertation Book
Editorial Design – 2016
Graduate program publication of the Architecture Association School of Architectures, in London
The project is aimed at addressing the challenges of contemporary nation and city making and the alternative way of the city planning, (a New Administrative of Sejong), South Korea, called ‘Experiment in Landscape and Urbanism’. The project is based on an analysis of the Korean Scholars Garden and its spatial framing of ethical norms and actions that form a rule of collective living and learning and translate the analysis for a contemporary city making. The ancient gardens propose a similar spatial construction for the different intimate domestic spaces that define an alternative way of living and learning in Sejong.
This book is trying not to be a traditional type of dissertation book with full of text, yet it contains art pieces of drawings and a study of information graphics of urban design. My intention in designing the look of the dissertation is to tie in the overall graphics and story tellings, in which the viewer flips through the pages easily. In this way, a visually narrative and eye catching dissertation makes people understand and convey it’s ideas without difficulty.
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