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dc.contributor.advisorN. John Habraken.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, Yih-Pingen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatiala-cc---en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-20T15:42:03Z
dc.date.available2007-04-20T15:42:03Z
dc.date.copyright1983en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/37164
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1983.en_US
dc.descriptionMICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCHen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the intention of a theory and method in the studies of architectural types. It is believed in this theory that architectural types must be understood in cultural terms but described by means of geometric systems. The theory deals with two major subject matters: 1) the basic geometric form, in which a general type is presented, and 2) the transformations beginning with this geometric origin, in which various types are discovered. The starting point in chapter 2 is the ideal form of the Chinese compound houses, transformed from the cultural and social theme of family structure but represented by means of a series of geometric models. The geometric rules, transformed from social codes, conventions and agreements, dominate the typological transformations of these models, in which different patterns of transformation are classified. The classification of these patterns reveals the associations and distinctions between types. In chapter 3 the Taiwan area is taken as a regional example to demonstrate this theory and method, in which the regional interpretations of the ideal forms and the local transformation patterns are explored. The exploration of these local patterns establishes a basis on which further typological systems may be developed. Finally, two immediate issues are raised for further research: 1) about studies on settlement typology, in which the types of villages, towns and cities will be dealt with on the general basis of this theory, and 2) about an approach to design methodology by means of creating building types on the basis of the theoretical understanding and geometric analyses presented in this thesis.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Yih-Ping Chang.en_US
dc.format.extent195 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleConcentric cores : towards an architectural typology of Chinese compound housesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc11459466en_US


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