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This research effort attempts to clarify the purpose of using hutbo in the intermediate bracket complex architecture of Korea. Intermediate bracket complex architecture is generally understood to possess bracket complexes that are joined to a building’s transverse beam ends on the exterior of the structure. Hutbo are structural members that takes on the appearance of a transverse beam end within a bracket complex, but are not true transverse beam ends. Buildings employing hutbo date from the late Goryeo dynasty, roughly the fourteenth century, until the mid-Joseon dynasty in the mid-seventeenth century. Hutbo are distinct in that they give the appearance on the exterior of the building of a normal transverse beam that is linked to a bracket set, but allow for independent transverse beams to be used in the interior. By examining the manner in which the hutbo were being used in intermediate bracket complex architecture of the later Goryeo, it can be concluded that in the wake of their introduction, hutbo passed through a process of popularization, standardization, and their form was matured through a gradually maturation in technical ability.