Junglim Foundation gathers and shares essential thoughts and information on diverse architectural topics. With the aim of serving as a balanced mediator in architectural culture, the foundation collaborates with various stakeholders in the Korean architecture industry. Regular forums include Winning Designs: A Follow-Up, which examines the realization process and operation of award-winning works from public architectural design competitions, Multi-unit Housing Research, which evaluates the current status and prospects of collective housing, Emerging Architects, which invites promising young architects, Mid-term Review, which features in-depth interviews with mid-career architects, and One Man One Book, a book talk program focusing on architecture-related themes.


* All experiences and knowledge collected through the forums are documented and shared through Architecture Newspaper website.


Winning Designs: A Follow-Up

This series aims to foster a healthy interest and understanding of the public significance of architecture in society by monitoring the core design, realization process, and operational status of award-winning designs in architectural competitions. Rather than focusing solely on the selection and completion phases, it delves into the complex path traversed by the winning works by examining the decision-making and consultation processes throughout the entire process.

Multi-unit Housing Research

Multi-unit housing is an inevitable and essential living space in urban areas. It also serves as a common interest for members of Korean society across various fields. However, it seems to have been neglected in serious research or discussion at some point. This could signify a shift in interests or viewpoints, or it could be evidence of reaching a certain level of standardization. Nevertheless, the goal of this series is to reexamine the current state and near future of housing in Korea.

Lifespan Extension of Buildings

As the era of buildings reaching the end of their 30-year durability approaches, the need for comprehensive action becomes apparent. Not only are there buildings requiring remodeling due to obsolescence, but also the number of buildings standing at a crossroads between renovation and reconstruction is increasing due to structural stability issues and severe aging. It is difficult to imagine that all the buildings built intensively in the 1980s and 1990s will be demolished and rebuilt. On the one hand, there is a growing movement to repair and reuse these buildings without demolition, and in some cases, the government is taking the lead in preservation efforts. Which buildings should be demolished or preserved? Is the Korean architecture industry adequately prepared to make such technical and institutional decisions? What do we need to do to prepare? Let’s start discussing these questions.

Emerging Architects

Emerging Architects is a forum series highlighting new players in the architecture field. Under the overarching theme of “What Kind of Architect Are You,” this series seeks to spotlight architects who have remained under the radar. It delves into various topics, including their field experiences and perspectives, motivations for founding their practices, signature projects, aspirations, areas of expertise, and the organizational structures they envision. 

Mid-term Review

Mid-term Review presents a collection of in-depth interviews with mid-career architects who emerged as promising young talents around the 2010s and have since maintained steady engagement in their craft. The series explores the depth and breadth of these architects, probing into their past, present, and future as they navigate the complexities of their profession. Through their thoughts, experiences, and outlook, the discussions illuminate various issues permeating the architectural field, alongside the viewpoints of contemporary architects.

One Man One Book

One Man One Book is a book talk/author lecture program where authors of architecture-related books/papers are invited to share their thoughts. This event, jointly organized by the publishers and us, aims to facilitate the effective dissemination of books in the field that may have limited exposure to the public, focusing on recent or foundational publications related to the field/theme. Through the lens of book topics and publishing backgrounds, the program seeks to share knowledge and information necessary for the architecture industry and society.