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Dr Kyung Wook Seo

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Dr Seo is Associate Professor and Director of Research and Innovation in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment.

As an architect, he worked in South Korea, Malaysia and the USA to design many residential and commercial buildings. As a theorist, he published numerous papers based on his research interests, Housing Form and Culture, Morphological Analysis on Building and Cities, and Environmental Behaviour. Dr Seo was a Principal Researcher for the recently finished project, ‘Development of Structure-Infill Housing for the Low-income Population in Malaysia’ funded by British Council in the UK.  

His recent publications include ‘Making a Home: Architectural Features’ in Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia (2015 by Routledge), and ‘Finding Housing Genotypes by Graph Theory: an Investigation into Malaysian Houses’ in Morphological Analysis of Cultural DNA (2016 by Springer). Also, Dr Seo is the editor of the popular book, Architectural Imagination and Storytelling: Bartlett Scenarios (2014 by Mimesis, Seoul) that pioneered a new trendy way of combining imaginary architectural projects with inventive narratives behind them.

Before joining Northumbria, Dr Seo was Head of Department at Kyonggi University in South Korea. He also worked at Daewoo Construction Company in Korea, Wendel-Duchscherer Architects & Engineers in the USA, and Archiplaza Architects & Engineers in Korea as an architect. He got the Bachelor of Engineering degree from Korea University, Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech in the USA, and PhD in Architectural Theory from Bartlett, University College London in 2005. 

Campus Address

D107 Ellison Building, City Campus



Qualifications

  • Architecture PhD September 01 2014
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oxcart Route in the City, Seo, K., Lee, S. 11 Apr 2019, In: Sustainability
  • The impact of dwelling-street Interfaces on the morphology of domestic floor plans, Wir-Konas, A., Seo, K. Jul 2018, 25th ISUF International Conference: Urban Form and Social Context, Siberian Federal University
  • Fossilisation of Rural Streets Within the Modern City, Seo, K. 2018, Computational Studies on Cultural Variation and Heredity, Springer
  • Improving Urban Retirees’ Well-Being by Leisure Activities, Park, S., Seo, K. 29 Sep 2017, In: Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research
  • Measuring the Needs for Medical Service in the Retirement Residential Community in Korea, Park, S., Seo, K. 29 Sep 2017, In: Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research
  • A configuration generator: Housing as a toolkit for spatial exploration by users, Seo, K., Kim, E., Kigawa, T. Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa
  • Defining domestic access patterns the link between the house and street network in Newcastle upon Tyne, Wir-Konas, A., Seo, K. Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa
  • Finding an ideal model for compact cities with Multipole networks, Kigawa, T., Seo, K. Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa
  • Final Report: Incremental SI(structure-infill) Housing for Low-income Population in Malaysia, Seo, K. 1 Oct 2016
  • Finding Housing Genotypes by Graph Theory: an Investigation into Malay Houses, Seo, K. 1 Oct 2016, Morphological Analysis of Cultural DNA: Tools for Decoding Culture-Embedded Forms, Singapore, Springer

PGR Supervision

Agnieszka Wir-Konas Interface between houses and streets: Understanding the spatial organisation of English speculative estates, 1880-2018 Start: 01/10/2015


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