Recognition and regulations regarding building aesthetic characteristics in new towns

Hee Chung Lee, Ji Houng Han

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The aim of this study is to analyze and reveal similarities and differences between Bundang, Pyungchon and Ilsan as representative new towns in Korea. Each town was constructed during the same period in the 1990s. The study was carried out by following methods of comparison that recognize the aesthetic characteristics of buildings according to the opinion of the inhabitants. The survey was attributively categorized into criteria including, 'problems and appreciations regarding the appearance of buildings', 'influential elements and plans for the improvement of the aesthetic characteristic of buildings', and 'improvement systems concerning the aesthetic characteristic of buildings'. The authors can finally derive three important implications from this study: identify the city image and create variety as well as unity regarding the aesthetic characteristic of buildings, recognize the limit of the present architectural guidance, and continue a specific method of study to establish guidance regarding the aesthetic characteristic of buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 16 May 2009


  • Aesthetic characteristic
  • City image
  • Guidance
  • Urban landscape


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