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- Literature Review – Architecture Assignment: Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review
Zhang, Donia. 2015. Courtyard houses of Beijing: Lessons from the renewal. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review 27(1), 69-84
This journal article was selected because it has information on the design of courtyard houses in Beijing. This article offers important information on how courtyard houses improved neighbourhood in Beijing. The author in the article indicates that the design of houses in Beijing has changed considerably and in the process there is no room for neighbour interaction, socialization, and communication. Therefore, this article will be used in the report to support the argument that the future of apartments in cities such as Beijing discourages the spirit of neighbour interaction and socialization. This article offers important information for the literature review. Architecture Assignment: Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review.
The case studies were searched from books and online articles in order to get adequate and relevant information. The criterion used to determine the case studies was to have one case study for traditional design and another one for modern design. The analysis of the case studies will be indicated in the data analysis section of the study. This means that data gathered from the case studies will be used to make conclusions, answer the research questions and achieve the research objectives. Architecture Assignment: Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review.
Hertzberger, Herman. 2008. Space and learning. Moscow: Uitgeverij
Pinder, David. 2005. Modernist urbanism and its monsters. In Mical, Thomas, Surrealism and architecture. London: Routledge
Rapoport, Amos. 2007. “The nature of the courtyard house: A conceptual analysis.” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review 18(2), 57–72
Zhang, Donia. 2006. “New courtyard houses of Beijing: Direction of future housing development.” Urban Design International 11(3), 133–50
Zhang, Donia. 2015. “Courtyard houses of Beijing: Lessons from the renewal.” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review 27(1), 69-84. Architecture Assignment: Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review.