A delegation of Korean architects visited Vadodara Tuesday to mark the World Architecture Day and participate in a discussion on Architecture Beyond Borders. The eight-member Korean delegation was here on the occasion of 60 years of Indo-Korean Friendship that brought them to New Delhi,Ahmedabad and Vadodara. The delegation participated in the discussion that was part of the Knowledge Series Initiative of the Vadodara chapter of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID). The architects shared their idea and current concerns of Indian architecture and deliberated on the motto of making a pleasurable daily place and space. The leader of the delegation,Chang Hyun Kim,demonstrated in his presentation on how he could effectively get under the skin of his client – even children – to understand exactly what they wanted and give them that through his architecture.
He showed how unimaginatively designed public toilets made them filthy and unhygienic. The motto that defines his architectural practice – make a pleasurable daily place and space was clearly articulated in his works. Nobody wants to pay much for building a car park and so it is often designed by anonymous architects who do not really care or think much about its architecture and the role it has to play in the public space in the city, Chanjung Kim said.