Reinterpretation of arcade typology in a contemporary way

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Nieto, Fernando
dc.contributor.author Huang, Xing
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-20T07:22:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-20T07:22:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/29466
dc.description.abstract This thesis proposes a public building design for local community of Enning Road, Canton, China. Enning Road is located in a historical area which is famous for the coherent arcade streets. The proposal is a response to the cultural context and surrounding environment, based on a comprehensive research and analysis of Arcade typology. Architecture typology is a framework within which the dialogue between past and present takes place. It represents the sustainability of a building element or composition of elements- it can be structural, formal and vernacular. The function and form are generated based on a specific building type, developed regarding to the context. In another word, typology is supposed to maintain the same in spite of the social development and natural diversity. In this case, the adaptability to social status and future development under the premise of inheriting the basic historical framework of architecture has become the solution to design work located in historical area. The structure of this thesis consists of a theoretical part and a design part. The former one provides a literature review of arcade typology and investigation of traditional Cantonese arcade buildings and related design projects. The latter one includes design process based on site analysis and strategy for social issues and a proposed project in a plot presented with architectural drawings, illustrations and diagrams. It is my intention to seek for a potential synergy to apply my research and study to a specific site, carried out by a thoroughly understanding of current situation and context. The proposed community centre cuts out according to the summer wind direction, the covered open plaza offers the local a public space which fits the climate and living environment. Functions are distributed regarding the user type and natural circumstance. Arcade typology in a specific context acts as historical continuity and guarantees the sustainability of the building- the function might change in the future based on the needs but the building type will maintain. en
dc.format.extent 98+11
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Reinterpretation of arcade typology in a contemporary way en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.subject.keyword arcade en
dc.subject.keyword context en
dc.subject.keyword society en
dc.subject.keyword public en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201712208264
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Sanaksenaho, Pirjo
dc.programme fi
dc.location P1 Ark A en


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