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Applicability of Feng Shui Thoughts for Sustainable Space Planning and Evaluation in Korea Verified Using Three-Dimensional Digital Mapping and Simulations

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Graduate School, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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School of Architecture, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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Sustainability 2019, 11(20), 5578; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205578
Received: 12 August 2019 / Revised: 23 September 2019 / Accepted: 29 September 2019 / Published: 10 October 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the applicability of feng shui ideas for sustainable space planning and evaluation in the Korean contemporary architecture system. This study compares theories of feng shui and ecological architecture, draws implications in terms of its practicability with an accreditation system, and explores the possibility of replacing elements from ecological architecture with those of feng shui. First, this study analyzed the terrain, climate, and environment by selecting target sites for planning a hanok, the traditional Korean residence, as a suitable location (called myeong-dang). Simulation assessments were then performed with three-dimensional (3D) mapping techniques to derive the scientific basis of the traditional concept considered in the selection of these spots. Our result from the analysis showed that the terrain element played protective roles for the climate of the region as an environmental control system. Therefore, it can be concluded that feng shui thoughts could be applied to a contemporary architecture system. View Full-Text
Keywords: Korean traditional architecture; pungsu-jiri; architectural locality; eco-friendliness; architectural evaluation; spatial planning; environmental analysis; simulated mapping Korean traditional architecture; pungsu-jiri; architectural locality; eco-friendliness; architectural evaluation; spatial planning; environmental analysis; simulated mapping
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Choe, S.-J.; Han, S.-H. Applicability of Feng Shui Thoughts for Sustainable Space Planning and Evaluation in Korea Verified Using Three-Dimensional Digital Mapping and Simulations. Sustainability 2019, 11, 5578.

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