A Study on the Architect Lee Myeongmin in 15c

15세기 건축감역관 이명민 연구

  • Kim, Bue-Dyel ;
  • Cho, Jeong-Sik
  • 김버들 ;
  • 조정식
  • Received : 2015.07.27
  • Accepted : 2015.10.20
  • Published : 2015.10.30


This study is the about architect Lee myeong-min. Lee myeong-min, although he was an architect, has been handed down only as loyalists of Dan-jong. The results of this study are as follows. First, Lee myeong-min is a figure laid the foundation for Joseon Dynasty architecture in existence. He opened a new construction era complementing the architecture of the old era with Neo-confucianism in 15th century. Second, through the construction of Naebuldang in Gyeongbokgung Palace and Daejaam, Lee myeong-min showed excellent ability in management of material, reduction the construction cost and manpower. Since he generalized Do-Cheong which is an agency specialized in architecture, he could overall all about construction in capital city. Third, Lee myeong-min was very competent in middle story construction. All of the middle-layer construction in 15th-century was done by Lee myeong-min. Fourth, although Lee myeong-min was handed down only a faithful subject by Gyeyujeongnan, he was a Joseon Dynasty architect who oversees construction in the 15th century which was glory day of Joseon culture.


Lee Myeongmin;Do Cheong;15c;Naebuldang;Changdeokgung Palace;Sungnyemun Gate;Heunginjimun Gate


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