|Institution:||University of Cincinnati|
|Keywords:||Architecture; Dystopia; Hutong; Thesis; Architecture; Urban; Social Space|
|Full text PDF:||http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1427898203|
The hutongs of Beijing have existed for centuries. A hutong is the street, lane, or alleyway located in Beijing’s old city center, comprising the circulation space between the grid-based courtyard houses known as Siheyuan. A hutong street or lane separates two parallel rows of Siheyuan. A hutong alleyway is the space between two individual Siheyuan. The hutongs are more than just circulation pathways for the residents and visitors of these old neighborhoods; they also act as the social binding element which allows for the residents to become neighbors. Advisors/Committee Members: Kanekar, Aarati (Committee Chair).