I’ve been visiting Seoul several times a year for over ten years now and it can often be bewildering how things change. Once familiar places are often erased by new developments. It’s often hard to find places that reflect the real heritage of Seoul outside the overly reconstructed tourist spots.On my latest trip I got the chance to visit something of a Seoul surviver. Hidden away in Hannam-Dong and completely surrounded by modern developments is a once neglected traditional Korean house. Song Byeongyong has spent 6 months renovating his family home by hand. The attention to detail and sympathetic restoration reflects his skill as a long time designer and this little gem is becoming something of a meeting place and studio for like minded creatives to work and socialise.