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A Study on the Spatial Characteristics Analysis of the Urban Public Space, applying a Pattern Language
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A Study on the Spatial Characteristics Analysis of the Urban Public Space, applying a Pattern Language
Lee, Hoon-Gill; Lee, Joo-Hyung;
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This study conducted a spatial characterization of the public space using the pattern language of Christopher Alexander. It is the place which the city offers the human various experience. Urban public space has played an important role in flourishing public life through history. It has been a place for communication, cultural events, commercial exchange recreation, etc. among people in the city. But today, various behavior in public space and public life are declined. One of the reason in neglecting the user`s need when urban space are planned and managed. This study examined the role and types of urban public space through literature survey and found the reason for its decline. For this public space spatial characteristics and indicators by FGI(Focus Group Interview) derived through. After those, case study was examined Jongro in Seoul and analyzed the spatial characteristics of the urban public space in a pattern language. Consequently, this study presents suitable a space structure direction of the public space and do for rather abundant a city space furtherance.
Pattern Language;Public;Public Life;Public Space;Spatial Characteristics;
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