Generate meaningful architecture by the use of vernacular pattern language

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Title: Generate meaningful architecture by the use of vernacular pattern language
Author: Yu, Yaohua
Abstract: Meaningful architecture is not a one -dimensional facilhy reduced to mere utility , but a multi -dimensional artifact that is also in response to the network woven by society , culture and region . Thus , both connotative meanings and denotative meanings should be included for meaningfial architecture . Then , how can these meanings be integrated into design for meaningful architecture . Utilization of a vernacular pattern language , which is about how architecture has developed a system of solutions to some unique problems that "occur over and over again" under a specific context is suggested .^ This language "covers the whole of life . Every facet of human experience is covered , in one way or another , by the patterns in the language . " "The more hving patterns there are in a thing—a room , a building , or a town—the more comes to life as an entirety , the more it glows , the more it has self -maintaining fire , which is the quality without a name ."^ By achieving this quality without a name , which reconstructs multi -dimensions , generation of meaningful architecture is possible . The vernacular pattern language on arid lands of Islamic Asia will be developed and apphed to the proposed thesis project , a hotel design in this area , as an experiment to the thesis .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16628
Date: 1996-12

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Generate meaningful architecture by the use of vernacular pattern language. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16628 .

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