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By Donia Zhang

Cultural sustainability is a crucial element of the general sustainability framework and is considered the fourth pillar along the opposite 3: environmental, financial, and social sustainability. in spite of the fact that, the idea that is neither absolutely explored, nor generally authorised or famous. This e-book elicits the interaction of nature-culture-architecture and theorizes the concept that of cultural sustainability and culturally sustainable structure. It identifies 4 key subject matters in chinese language philosophy: concord with Heaven, concord with Earth, concord with people, and concord with Self , besides Greek thinker Aristotle's physics: shape, house, subject, and time, it units them as standards to judge the renewed and new courtyard housing tasks developed in China because the 1990s.

utilizing an cutting edge architectural and social technological know-how technique, this ebook examines the political, fiscal, social, and spatial elements that have an effect on cultural sustainability. Supported by way of a multiplicity of knowledge together with: box surveys, interviews with citizens, architects, and planners, time diaries, drawings, photographs, making plans records, remark notes, and genuine property brochures, the e-book proposes new courtyard backyard residence layout suggestions that advertise fit groups and human deal with each other, an idea that's universally appropriate. the quantity is a primary chance to take a holistic view, to surround japanese and western, tangible and intangible, cultures within the theorization of cultural sustainability and culturally sustainable structure. it's a finished contribution to architectural theory.

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