As you already know, at the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we love the Asian continent. That´s why today we want to take you to Korea to find out more about daemokjang, or traditional wooden architecture.
Daemokjang was inscribed in 2010 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Besides traditional Korean wooden architecture, it refers to the woodworkers who employ the traditional carpentry techniques. They are those carpenters-architects who build traditional Korean constructions, which are characterized by using wood as the main building material.
Their work is not just building, it also includes the maintenance, repair and reconstruction of historic buildings, ranging from traditional Korean houses to monumental wooden palaces and temples; as well as managing the labourers.
The daemokjang are the ones in charge of the entire construction process: the planning, the design and construction of buildings, and the supervision of subordinate carpenters. The wooden structures developed by Daemokjang always have three distinctive features of traditional Korean architecture: they are smooth, simple and unadorned.
Additionally, the daemokjang must have a rigorous aesthetic sense to select the wood for the construction materials. Their knowledge, which has been handed down from generation to generation, takes decades of education and experience.
If you are an Asian architecture lover, you will love the 5 stars resort Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa where you will be able to have fun discovering some of the hotel´s icons such as: the famous wood canoe by the Langkawi pool or the majestic Faces of Angkor. Are you coming?