residence” is the principal composition of any settlement. The Haa-ka
people’s architecture has a long-standing history and its distinctive
style stands out among the others. Laid in a plain framework of
architectural elements and expression, the street houses are one of
the earliest formations of the Haa-ka architecture. Under objective
social conditions the architectural form and behavior of Haa-ka
traditiona has been gradually assimilated and deprived of. This study
investigates formation of architectural space and daily lifestyle
taken on in the Haa-ka street houses under consideration of these
circumstances as an attempt to clarify its mechanism of transition by
on site occupancy, interview, survey, colloquial documentation,
categorization, and analysis. Street house formations often reflect
the varied conditions in each family, proven to be inevitable under
objective terms propagation of the new and the obsolete space become a
very fascinating topic.
The subject of
this study is “Nei-pu” which rose earlier amongst other Liu- dui
southern Haa-ka settlements. Its purpose is to excavate the
particularity of Ha-kaa lifestyle through analysis of street house
formation and use transition.
There are four
main axes to this thesis:
1.Development mechanism and speciality of Haa-ka
Special sequence concealed under the dense array of
long and narrow street houses are the hidden codes to its formation.
Comprehension of the difference between modern and traditional street
houses may be achieved through analysis and simulation of the
2.Inhabitant behavior upon employment of space
The substantial significance of space depends on
how it is used; hence its attribute is defined at the time of
formation. Influenced by objective factors such as time, there is a
transformational mechanism in the definition and purpose of space.
3.Analysis of new and old space formation cases
There are one hundred and eighty new and old street
houses mixed into each other in the investigation ambit, in which
there are new ones that posses traditional portions and old one that
have new adjustments. The space appears to have multiplex structures
at present, which are more operable and more valuable cases in the
research of transition.
4.Extraordinary Haa-ka religious rituals
The acts of religious rituals have become important
parts of Haa-ka lifestyles. Its specific characters were discovered
and documented through the course of research, which its remarkable
heritage have became part of this thesis.