Translating Fengshui into algorithmic design <i>A digital tool to examine the impact of Fengshui on Siheyuan's layout</i>



Wang, Yuyang, Agkathidis, Asterios ORCID: 0000-0002-0742-5218 and Crompton, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0001-9206-8341
(2020) Translating Fengshui into algorithmic design <i>A digital tool to examine the impact of Fengshui on Siheyuan's layout</i>. In: eCAADe 2020, 2020-9-16 - 2020-9-18, Berlin.

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Abstract

In continuation of our previous work on the design principles of traditional Beijing Siheyuan courtyard housing and their implementation into computational algorithms, this paper investigates the impact of the Fengshui theory on its layout. In particular, we will present the development of a Grasshopper algorithm able to examine Siheyuan houses' fortune status according to their layout. We have verified the algorithm by using Siheyuan precedence from the ancient Beijing map and measuring surveys on extant buildings. Our findings highlight that most Siheyuan houses were designed to be auspicious even though other forces were working against

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Siheyuan, digital heritage, algorithmic design, Fengshui, Gongcheng Zuofa Zeli
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 09:24
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2023 23:31
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3100796

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