The main body of Norakdang, with 10 sections on the front, has 3 sections of the sides connected with Namhaenggak by an extension of 1 section of Dongkan and 2 sections of Seokan to the south. The 3 sections at the east of the building and 2 sections at the north protrude to form a “一” shaped building. Room arrangements consists of the center, where there is a three-section main floor, two sections of dondol doritong in the east and the west, and one kitchen area. These are all arranged symmetrically. Ondongbang and the main flooring space have toekan and wooden flooring in the front. Three sections of the main flooring space, 1 ondonlbang at the west and 2 ondolbang at the east all have traditional Korean fittings. The back side of the main flooring and the East ondolbang both have taekan and wooden flooring. This building composition is the same as the floor plan of the royal palaces. The backside of the building has toemaru (small wooden floor) except the east protruding side. The 3 sections of the west and the main flooring space have an exposed passage. The remaining space of the east has traditional Korean fittings. A hand rail is installed in the passage. The tip space of the east is made of toekan of half side of a kan. This passage leads to Norakdang, Nahyanggak and Noandang in the South and to Bukhyanggak of Narakdang in the North. 

 

The 3 sections of the north of the Dongcheukmyeon has a “toe” that makes exit and entrance easy. It also has a handrail. The one remaining section among the bokdogak that connected Yanggwan inside the current Duksung Women’s University protruded to the east side. It was demolished during renovation in 1864.

As for the frontal doritong of jukan, the first West space is biggest (3,080mm) and the last space in the East is narrowest (1,530mm). The spaces between them are 2,460mm-2.476mm size. As for the West yangtong, the 2 kans in the South are 2,470mm and 2,465mm, respectively. The main structures are 2,780mm, 2,468mm, 2,782mm, which means the main space is a bit smaller. As the main flooring space, the frontal and back spaces are 1,535mm and 1,547mm. Eokan is 4,948mm. Two spaces that protrude to the north of the east backside are 2,477mm and 1,548mm.

The front and back side of the main body of gidan consists of three parts with the two parts located in the upper section exposed. All columns are square in shape, and has a bit of minheulrim and bitbojeopgi with cogging. The cornerstone is quadrate and the upper section is slightly smaller than the lower. The main wooden floor and toekan are checkered and the toemaru flooring is jangmaru. Umulmaru is a structure in which Janggwiteul is installed between the columns at right angles with tonggwiteul placed between Janggwiteul on a diagonal, forming a checkered pattern.

The wall structure consists of plaster and jibyeokjangja walls. The latter is a structure where a plastered wall or meoreum is installed in the interior wall of an ondolbang. The lower part of the servant rooms cornerstone is installed with gomaki of jeondol. The space that has a stepping stone of the frontal pyeongjuyeol fills the lower portion of gwiteul of the floor. Steel ventilation is installed between the stepping stone and the foundation stone. In the west side, a fireproof wall is installed below jungbang.

The head section of the columns is four trigram shapes with cross-shaped ikgong and changbang. Judo is placed on the top overlaid with toryang, which is called choikdongyang. Pyeongju and goju both have a Gongpu type. Ikgong is a fish-shaped ikgong. Currently, only the Norakdang of Unhyeongung has the gongpo type.  

 


The frame of the house includes a girder crossed between the nejingoju (column) of Jeonhu, which is a normal way of a building that consists of Jeonhukan. On toekan, toeryang is placed between oejinpyeongju and nejinpyeongju. Jungdori is posited on the upper part of goju, in the middle of jongbu pandaegong is raised to support jongdori. The entire structure is called igojuoryang. Ddeunchangbang crosses the lower part of the jongdori prop. Soro is inserted between Ddeunchangbang and Jangyeo. The protruding section of the rear northeast side is hung to toekan in the east side and daeryang is hung between the west side pyeongju and nejingoju. It consists of ilgojuoryang. The ceiling of Norakdang is decorated with a checkered shaped, jibyeokja and lotus flowers. The checkered shape is made by installing a banja frame between the girders and hajungdori in the main wooden flooring space. Jibanja, made from traditional Korean paper, is used for ondolbang and part of the wooden floor spaces. The lotus-shaped ceiling is used for only the wooden floor section.

The eaves are double eaves with rafters only. The front and some parts of the back are pent-roofed. The hip rafters are all decorated with seonja and gajibuyeon is used. ㄱ-shaped eaves are the parallel rafter. The protruding section of the front side of the east and west is made of pakgo eaves.

Both sides of the main body of the roof are built as gables. The east and west sides protruding to the south have a batbae roof. The protruding section of the northeast side of the rear has a paljak roof. The roof Hoecheomgol has a row of sukiwa (embrex) in the center to allow drainage. The end of the imbrex is finished with waguto. The tip of the angle rafter, the center part and tip of neasae of hapgakbu, the center and tip of naesae of pakgongbu and a part of gosap of heocheomgol all use maksae and naerimsae. The hapgak walls are all made of jeonbeokdolchijang (piled bricks). The hapgak wall of the west side of the main frame has an octagonal frame in the center and is patterned. This hapgak wall is installed in the ondolbang in the west in the rear and in one in the east. The lower part of the east is built with granite. Bricks are piled on top. Simplified blocks made of wooden materials such as dori and gongpo are placed on the top.

The tile roof covers its top with two yeonga attached. The chimney of the west ondolbang is built in the same style as that of the east with one difference: it is made of red bricks and has one more yeonga attached.

The handrails are flat and 亞 shaped. The ood polishing techniques used for the eumji poles, handrails, hayeop, and dolrandae are very sophisticated. Saldae is made of concave eungmili and hayeop is engraved with lotus blossoms. Dolrandae is almost, but not quite, round. The wonderful carpentry forms an easy grip. 

The eomji column and handrail were stood on nanganjibang. Jungbang is linked between eumji columns on nangandongja. Hayeop, located in nangandongja on jungbang, holds dorandae hung between eomji columns. The eomji column is a 60mm square with the top decorated with a flower bud. Nangandongja is 42mm×40mm. The diameter of the narrow side of dolrandae is 37mm and the wider side, 41mm, jungbang, 60mm×47mm, and saldae, 14mm×33mm. Saldae has two choks that fit the nanganjibang and eomji columns and nangandongja and one chok that fits saldae as well. The width of a chok is 8mm×9mm, while the length of one chok is 6m and that of two choks, 13 - 14mm. The four sides of the chok are cut on a slight slant so that they are easily inserted into each other.