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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
JournalJournal of the Korean Housing Association
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

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