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The Dance, 1910 Henri MaĆ&#x;sse (French, 1869-1954)


I us used ed d to lilive vee in n Se S ou ul,, Ko orreeaa bef efor ef o e co comiing to th t e U.S.A. A. Th T e Ha Han n Ri Rive Rive ver, r, whi h ch h is 0..6 mile l wid idee an and d 31 19 lo ong, ngg di d vviide dess tth he ci c ty intto no ort r h an and d so out uth. h. Thee no Th nort rthe heern par artt of tthe he river e iss ca calllled ed Gan Gangg-bo book ok and sou outh th her e n pa part rt of th thee ri r ve v r is cal callled d Ga Gang ng-n nam. am m. Ga Gang ngg-b book is the old par a t fo f tthe hee ccitty an and d Ga G ng ng-nam is the newly developed par artt of the the he ccit ity. y.

As a result, streets ts and db bui uild ui ldin ld ings in gs are diff diff ffere rent nt. Ga nt G ngg-nam -n nam hass man a y ne newl w y de wl deve v lo ve oped ped ex pe expe pens pe nssive ve co c ndom domin om min niu iums m iin ms n th thee su sud dden are rea. a. Itt iiss a comm mmon mm on n miss percep on that som meeo one fro rom m Ga Gang ng-n ng -nam is weeal -n alth hy.. It iss ama mazi zing zi ng how env env nvir iron ir iron onme meent can d diiv ivid de hu huma man ma n ha hab bita bi tats ts aand nd p peo e pl eo plee cr c ea eate ted te d di d ffer ereent society and culture based on the env env nvir irronm on nme ment se ng. ment


Habitat 1. a: the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows b: the typical place or residence of a person or a group c: a housing for a controlled physical environment in which people can live under surrounding inhospitable condi ons (as under the sea) 2. the place where something is commonly found


5) Merriam-Websters, Incorporated, Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dic onary 10th ed, Philippines copyright 1998


The manmade environment is built on the natural environment where animals live.

Humans have been building streets,

highways, buildings and ci es without considering animal habitats. Many of these construc ons cause isola on of animal habitats. The fragmented habitats decrease species diversity which can destroy ecosystems. Since humans are part of natural ecosystem, we cannot neglect the fact of fragmenta on. There have been many eorts to reconnect fragmented animal habitats such as building ecological bridges.


photos from a documentary_one day on the road by Hwang Yun (2006)

“The built environment without understaning animal behaviors and habitats causes fragmentaƟon”

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Human habitat is where humans live.

It can be defined in various ways such as house, community and town which are part of man-

made environment. In my thesis, the human habitat that I refer to is community scale. Are human habitats not isolated? Are we living in an environment that allows us to interact with people, nature and resources freely? Interes ngly it is not. There are many human habitats isolated from their surroundings caused by the eects of built environment and social system.



Landscape architecture can change the environment se ng which influence human behaviors. The changed human behaviors can lead to social changes as well. I believe the designer should create a posi ve impact within the system by understanding the en re picture of these impacts.



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Isolated Human Habitat  

rethinking human babitat