MARU: Space Connecting People
An orphanage is an institution where children who are not protected by their families are housed in groups. Many orphanages remain in South Korea although there are problems of collective children living. The project intends to redevelop an orphanage in Seoul to give children a better life through architectural design and to correct the prejudice towards orphanages. In the design process, the geometries and materials from the local context were applied. Also, the continuity of new children center and community was increased by using maru, a traditional Korean architectural element, along with the design of the exterior.
Kim, Nari (2021). MARU: Space Connecting People. Master's thesis, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from