An Analysis of the Apartment House Plans in Seoul by Means of a New Graph-theoretic Method

Seo, Kyung Wook (2007) An Analysis of the Apartment House Plans in Seoul by Means of a New Graph-theoretic Method. Journal of the Korean Housing Association, 18 (2). pp. 121-128. ISSN 2234-3571

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The investigation of the apartment housing as a dwelling type has become the most important and popular research subject to understand the housing culture in Korea. In their methods of typological analysis, it is found that most studies represent each unit plan as a simplified architectural drawing. This type of typology, however, has difficulties in processing a large scale of data set because each representation of a plan contain too many informations. To deal with this problem, this study suggests a new graph-theoretical method by which apartment plans can be represented in a more simple and effective way. This new method is also tested against the sample plans from Gangnam-gu area in Seoul to reveal the design logic hidden in plan configuration. Through a series of analyses, it is verified that there exist a design strategy that guides the particular pattern of zoning and allocation of each room in the plan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: apartment plan, graph-theoretic method, design grammar
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 14:04
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:25

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