Dissertation > Industrial Technology > Building Science > Regional planning, urban and rural planning > City planning > Urban planning layout > Residential Area Planning

The Research on the New Living Model of Chinese City

Author ZhanHe
Tutor WangXiaoFan
School Hunan University
Course Architectural Design and Theory
Keywords Living mode Living space Living behavior Culture Choice
CLC TU984.12
Type Master's thesis
Year 2005
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Living is the most original and radical purpose of building. As one of the four main activities in city, living is always paid more attention by people. This article studied problems on living mode by architectural methods. Living mode can be divided into two elements: living space and living behavior. These two elements are interacted each other and restricted each other. But in china most studies are focused on living space in the construction of urban house. Whether European style previously or folk house style now, residential form and space are the focuses and other questions of living mode are ignored.Based on the combination between architectural theories and design methods and multidisciplinary knowledge including sociology, economics, biology, psychology and ethology, this article investigated new living modes, which are existed in Chinese cities now, by the working methods that include raising the problem, confirming the extension, analyzing the problem and settling the problem. Based on the investigation, the key factors and design guidelines, which influence the development of living mode, are analyzed. Further more, some imagines of living mode in the future are suggested based on the design principles.This article is divided into six chapters. In chapter one, many things are be described including research of living problem at home and abroad, the development of residence in china, the origin of this thesis, definitions of relational concepts, research purpose, research meaning and research methods. In chapter two, city departmentalism, city centralized ism, current generation city theory, new urbanism, classical theory of current city space design and living modes of these theories and isms are reviewed. Further more, the strongpoint and shortage of each theory and ism are analyzed. In chapter two, several new living modes that existed in Chinese city are introduced and analyzed, including their background, characters, design methods. Based on the own theoretical knowledge and own feeling, each living modes are evaluated. In chapter four, several new living modes in city are compared with each other. Culture and choice, which are the important factors that influence the development of living mode, are concluded. Life style and behavior mode are keys that can reflect characters of residence culture. Exoteric design method is advocated. In chapter six, based on the analysis of living mode and research on residence design, some intending living modes are suggested in order to offer new clews in residence

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