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Environmental Features of Chinese Architectural Heritage. The Standardization of Form in a Pursuit for Equilibrium with Nature

Version 1 : Received: 30 March 2018 / Approved: 4 April 2018 / Online: 4 April 2018 (06:20:50 CEST)

How to cite: Almodovar-Melendo, J. Environmental Features of Chinese Architectural Heritage. The Standardization of Form in a Pursuit for Equilibrium with Nature. Preprints 2018, 2018040050 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0050.v1). Almodovar-Melendo, J. Environmental Features of Chinese Architectural Heritage. The Standardization of Form in a Pursuit for Equilibrium with Nature. Preprints 2018, 2018040050 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0050.v1).

Abstract

A correlation between Chinese traditional architecture and cultural concepts has been established to analyze the formalization of architectural and urban patterns in relation to environmental features. In this regard, we have discussed the process of standardization from architectural elements or modules related in different levels of composition and articulated around empty spaces following ancient cosmic concepts to achieve harmony with nature. The conclusions show that Chinese architectural patterns can only be understood in relation to nature, and in turn have profound environmental values from which lessons can be learned to advance towards a more sustainable architecture.

Subject Areas

Chinese architecture; standardization; environmental architecture; Beijing urban layout

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