A Study on the Meaning as Regional Facilities of 'Whole life Department Store' Appeared in newspaper from 1987 to 1998

1987년~1998년 신문지면에 사용된 전생활(全生活)백화점의 지역시설로서 의미

  • Received : 2015.02.25
  • Accepted : 2015.12.04
  • Published : 2015.12.31


The purpose of this study is to clarify the architectural meaning of the term 'Whole life Department Store' that appeared in newspapers' in the 1980s. A term of 'Whole Life Department Store' is appeared to explain the emergence of department stores, including the space for a wide range of programs and services they need to live, as well as sales. This word, "Whole life", is a compound of the Whole(全) and Life(生活) and word means the entire life. This will assume that you are separated life. So I was thinking that it could be described as regional facilities that classify and distinguish the necessary space for living and building maintenance, etc. in city and architecture since the modern. And Based on this, I would understand the whole life department as regional facilities. Generally a department store is a regional facilities for higher level living area. I analyzed the location and program of department stores at the time of the emergence of the term. Through this analysis department store was located in the daily range around the apartment complex and contained spaces for the daily life of the inhabitants apartment complex. It is significant in this particular department to be valid today and the term of 'Whole Life' department store is not longer used.


Community Facilities;Location;Space Program;Whole Life Department Store


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