The Origin of Modularity in China's Normative Architecture
Marianna Shevchenko1, *
Scientific Research Institute of the Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Branch of the Central Institute for Research and Design of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
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Article HistoryReceived 20 January 2022
Revised 25 January 2022
Accepted 21 November 2022
Available Online 10 January 2023
- Architecture of China
Origins of tradition
This article is devoted to the study of the origins of the basic principle of China's normative architecture: the principle of modularity. The author shows the most ancient examples of modularity manifestation both in the spatial structure of buildings in early dynasties and in wooden framework construction. Based on the analysis of proportions of the oldest wooden structures in China and Japan of the 6th-8th century, the main modular values used in Chinese wooden architecture were identified. The obtained data were also compared with the rules for modular construction, recorded in the treatise “Yingzao Fashi”, dating back to the 12th century.
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TY - CONF AU - Marianna Shevchenko PY - 2023 DA - 2023/01/10 TI - The Origin of Modularity in China's Normative Architecture BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Architecture: Heritage, Traditions and Innovations (AHTI 2022) PB - Athena Publishing SP - 25 EP - 32 SN - 2949-8937 UR - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.221230.004 DO - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.221230.004 ID - Shevchenko2023 ER -