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dc.contributor.authorLinam, John E. Jr.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:50:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:50:27Z
dc.date.issued1999-11-29en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-121999-224250en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36318
dc.description.abstractThe historical, vernacular, residential forms and processes of urban Japan are to be explored as a potential source of power with regards to the concept of developmental vernacular architecture. This theory is a relatively new and vaguely defined approach to a combined method of conservation and progressive growth; balanced elements of a "smart growth" strategy. Therefore, a clarification of the term, along with an initial analysis of the definitions and values of vernacular architectures, is needed. Secondly, The Japanese machiya type will be explored as a unique vernacular form, indicating its diversity over time and similarity over distance. The essential controls and stimulus of its formal evolution and common characteristics will be examined. Machiya, a Japanese term, translates roughly to townhouse, in English. It is typically a city dwelling which also includes a small shop or metting space that fronts the street. This is the typical dwelling of the urban merchant class. The long of history of its development and its many transformations will be discussed. These analyses ultimately lead to the design exercise which investigates the machiya type as an intelligent base for a developmental vernacular process within the context of the Japanese urban environment. Therefore, the conclusion is to present, or to infer, the merits of incorporating such a program into a wider extent of the current built environment; poor and affluent, urban and rural.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspart1Machiya_112999.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectMachiyaen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2000.L563en_US
dc.titleMachiyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGalloway, William U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWang, Josephen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKilper, Dennis J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-121999-224250/en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-12-19en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-02-23
dc.date.adate2000-02-23en_US


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