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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xiaoou
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-29T18:26:20Z
dc.date.available2020-04-29T18:26:20Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79025
dc.description.abstractSiheyuan is the archetype of traditional Chinese courtyard housing complex. This thesis explores the concept of harmony imbedded in the Siheyuan in context of Beijing. A number of architectural attributes of the model are presented at city, neighborhood, and dwelling scales. It is a flexible mechanism that is adaptive to changes, until it goes out of balance. In the 20th century, Siheyuan is transformed during Beijing’s residential densification. Positive communal transformation and harmonious neighborhood has appeared when the archetype stays in balance. Negative transmutation and loss of harmony happens when balance is broken by overcrowded random infills. Siheyuan has its potential and value for residential transformation despite its lower density. This thesis intends to bring the broken model back in balance. Today’s Beijing Siheyuan preservation and revitalization needs to be according the archetype’s own language in order to recover harmony in the neighborhoods.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectarchetype transformationen_US
dc.subjectneighborhood revitalizationen_US
dc.subjectBeijing Siheyuanen_US
dc.subjectpublic spaceen_US
dc.title[Siheyuan] = Harmony: Recover Harmony in Beijing Courtyard Housesen_US
dc.date.defence2020-03-16
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerSteven Mannellen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSteve Parcellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerSarah Bonnemaisonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorCristina Verissimoen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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