Korean Cultural service NY presents “Understanding Korean Traditional Architecture” with lecturer Mr. Shin, Ung-Soo, the recipient of “Certificate #74 of Important Cultural Assets”* which is issued by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of the South Korean Government only to the beholders of extremely rare skills of building traditional Korean houses. Mr. Shin is one of three recipients of “Certificate #74” and a master carpenter and architect of traditional Korean construction.
Mr. Shin will deliver the essence and uniqueness of traditional Korean structure which is based on assembly of timbers without any nails while the upper structure is placed on the foundation without being bolted down. His lecture is centered on Han Ok and temples as well as palaces, which manifest high skill in carpentry and assembly required in Korean authentic architecture.
Mr. Shin is currently directing the construction of the temple Han Ma Um New York Zen Center in Flushing, New York, which will be a great example of Korean wooden structure and indigenous Korean Buddhist Temple in the greater New York area. The framework-raising ceremony will be held on the March 11, 2007.
Reception for this lecture will take place at 6:30pm and the lecture will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Korean Cultural Service NY is located on 460 Park Ave. 6th Fl. NYC, and for further inquires, please contact Korean Cultural Service NY (Tel: 212-759-9550, nyarts@koreanculture.org).
This is the first lecture session in a series of six on the topic of “Hallyu”: Han Ok (Korean style house), Han Geul (Korean alphabet), Han Bok (Korean dress), Han Kuk Eum Ak (Korean music), Han Sik (Korean-style food), Han Ji (Korean-style paper).
*Certificate #74 of Important Cultural Assets refers to specialist craftsmen whose work is dedicated to the highest tradition of Korean Cultural Construction and includes constructions and repairs of palaces, temples and other structures of the highest value.

Korean Cultural Service New York
460 Park Ave., at 57th St.
Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10022
Free Admission