American Journal of Applied Sciences

Relationship between Architectural Outer Shape and Function of Buildings: Behaviour Study on Building Constructed in China

ISSA. A.M. Al-Kahtani and Suhaib Yahya Kasim Al-Darzi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1182.1186

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 9

Pages 1182-1186


The present study attempted to investigate the behaviour of some projects designed and constructed in China during the last decades from an architectural view point and their compatibility with respect to the relationship between the outer shape and function of the building. The study includes different groups of architectural works including; Culture architecture, Education architecture, Office architecture and Hotel architecture surveying about 60 projects divided into four groups. Four types of relationship were adopted depending on score given to each building. The statistical tools also used to classify and specify accurately the relationship between the buildings and the groups. The study concluded that most of the buildings give good relationship and express the function of the building in addition to aesthetics considerations but the educational architecture give the best representation.


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