DOI: 10.3390/su151612398 ISSN:

A Comparative Study on the Spatial Layout of Hui-Style and Wu-Style Traditional Dwellings and Their Culture Based on Space Syntax

Kejie Cen, Xiaoxiao Rao, Zhuoxun Mao, Xiangyong Zheng, Dier Dong
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction

Hui-style and Wu-style traditional dwellings adopt different connection modes, reflecting different spatial characteristics and resulting in different spatial layout characteristics. The rationale for this is related to the differences between the two schools of Confucianism culture: the Huizhou culture emphasizes the commercial application of Confucianism and pays more attention to the idea of commercialization, and the space exhibits a certain degree of freedom, while the Wuzhou culture emphasizes the official application of Confucianism and pays more attention to the idea of officialization, and the space is more systematic compared to Hui-style traditional dwellings, more profoundly articulating the traditional notions of propriety. Therefore, this paper attempts to explore the correspondence between the spatial layout of traditional dwellings and Confucianism culture through a comparative analysis of the spatial layout characteristics of the two schools of traditional dwellings, and to provide reference for similar studies.

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