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A Study on the Public Landscape Order of Xinye Village

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Graduate School of Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan
Shanghai Institute of Design, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou 310002, China
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Sustainability 2019, 11(3), 586;
Received: 7 November 2018 / Revised: 12 January 2019 / Accepted: 18 January 2019 / Published: 23 January 2019
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In the modernization process since China’s reform and liberalization, urban and village space design is reflected in the characteristics of Western cultures. The idea of Western space design has a profound influence on China, but the piecemeal individuation of art design, the disorderly public art modeling and concept, not only interferes with the aesthetic sense of urban and village public space itself, but also seriously affected the landscape order of public space. In fact, Chinese traditional settlement landscape excels in abundant landscape design and spatial sequence. This paper, using the methods of literature discussion, field research and spatial analysis, takes the typical traditional landscape settlement “Xinye Village” (新葉村) in the south of the Yangtze River as an example, and explores its public landscape order as a whole, and finds its spatial structure based on the “Five Elements and Nine Divisions (五行九宮)” cultural schemata. In the process of development, it has experienced the competition of public space, thus forming a stable and sustainable spatial order form. The purpose is to explore the cultural schema of the public landscape from the traditional Chinese settlement, and to put forward the possibility of “constructing the public landscape order based on culture” in future urban and village landscape design. View Full-Text
Keywords: settlement; culture; public landscape; landscape order; Xinye Village settlement; culture; public landscape; landscape order; Xinye Village

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