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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

An analysis of the spatial morphology of cohesive village in Leizhou Peninsula of western Guangdong Province

Yan Zeng1*
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1 Guangzhou Urban Planning and Design Company Limited, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2023, 5(4), 1224 https://doi.org/10.36922/jcau.1224
Submitted: 3 July 2023 | Accepted: 7 August 2023 | Published: 13 September 2023
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vernacular Architecture: Typology and Regionalism)
© 2023 by the Author(s).. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC-by the license) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ )
Abstract

There is a cohesive village with a highly geometric spatial form in the Leizhou Peninsula of western Guangdong province. Due to the lack of historical records, scholars generally believe that the spatial form of this village is a variation of the local comb-type village, influenced by the typical village form of the main migration areas and provincial administrative regions. However, the evolution of this village form in the area did not exist. The existing studies are unable to explain the development of cohesive villages. Through field research combined with spatial observation techniques, this work explored the spatial form generation mechanism of the cohesive village from two aspects, natural environment adaptation, and social environment adaptation and found that there is a spatial form isomorphism among this village and the cross-administrative comb-type village, and the “nine dragons toward a pearl” village. The established clues are based on isomorphism that can provide a reference for the exploration of the cohesive village and offer new perspectives and methods for the study of the culture of similar dwellings where historical data are lacking.

Keywords
Leizhou Peninsula
Cohesive village
Spatial morphology
Isomorphism
Funding
This study was supported by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (The order of isomorphism: Regional theories and models of the evolution of traditional residential morphological differentiation; Project No.: 2019M652897), and the State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science Open Subjects (The construction of a blockchain-based model for the study of the cultural geography of traditional dwelling; Project No.: 2019ZB13).
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The author declares no competing interests.
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