Hanok is a term to describe Korean traditional houses.
The name hanok refers to a building with traditional Korean wood-frame construction. These traditional buildings took the form of palaces (gung-jip), temples (jeol-jip), and houses (salim-jip). Depending on the social status of the owners, houses were made with tiled roof (giwa-jip), thatched roof (choga-jip) or wooden roof (neowa-jip). The tiled-roof house or giwa-jip is the most popular and representative type of hanok house. ...Today Seoul is a city with over 10-million residents and boats over 10,000 units of tiled-roof hanok houses. They were built continuously from the Joseon dynasty(1392~1910) to the present time.