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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2018, Vol. 6 Issue (3) : 12-27     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-20180302
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LA PKU’S RESEARCH ON CHINA’S TRADITIONAL ECO-WISDOM AND RELATED APPLICATION IN CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND DESIGN
Lei ZHANG()
Lecturer at the Institute of Architectural History and Theory, School of Architecture, Tianjin University
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Abstract

Since 1997, LA PKU has conducted a series of studies on China’s traditional ecological wisdom and related application in contemporary landscape planning and design. This paper first reviews the background and the course of LA PKU’s research: In early years, they studied on Feng-shui and vernacular landscapes that stemmed from their understanding and response to local natural and human processes in planning and design practice; In 2006, Kongjian Yu proposed the concept that Landscape Architecture is a discipline concentrating on the art of survival, which has greatly promoted the study and revival of traditional eco-wisdom, not only providing a historical base for the modern development of Landscape Architecture, but also applying the research results in responding to contemporary environmental and ecological problems; In 2014, developed upon the achievement on the art of survival, LA PKU further explored the deep form of China’s traditional landscapes by studying local spatial forms and design strategies on micro- and site-scales and translating such ecological solutions into China’s contemporary landscape design. The paper also reviews on LA PKU’s important research results over the past two decades, including traditional agricultural landscapes, vernacular settlements, and traditional water-adaptive landscapes.

Keywords LA PKU      Ecological Wisdom      Landscape Planning and Design      Vernacular Landscape      Art of Survival      Water-Adaptive Landscape     
Corresponding Authors: Lei ZHANG   
Issue Date: 31 July 2018
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Lei ZHANG. LA PKU’S RESEARCH ON CHINA’S TRADITIONAL ECO-WISDOM AND RELATED APPLICATION IN CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND DESIGN[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(3): 12-27.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/10.15302/J-LAF-20180302
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2018/V6/I3/12
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