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Keywords: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; Urban micro-renewal; Art intervention; Regional connections
Open Access

Honghao He *   

Research Article


Research on Art Intervention Design Strategies from the Perspective of Urban Micro-Renewal in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

JDSSI 20231(3-4), 1-15; https://doi.org/10.59528/ms.jdssi2023.1217a10 - December 17, 2023

Abstract: The integration of urban micro-renewal and art intervention has important practical significance for urban renewal, urban agglomeration, regional cultural inheritance and innovation. Specific practices in South China satisfy local aspirations for a better life and promote regional connections in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Starting from the perspective of the micro-renewal of urban public space, this article explores the design strategy of art interventions in the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Greater Bay Area from three perspectives: cultural identity, regional connection and sustainable renewal. The article points out that the integration of micro-renewal and art intervention involves not only the renewal of physical space but also a design approach that deepens the understanding of regional culture, the recognition of identity, and the enhancement of regional connections, which is conducive to the coordinated development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Keywords: Southern Spring Town; Historical district; Regionalism; Ageing; Cultural recognizability; Self-Driven power


Open Access

Jiancai Fan,

Research Article

Min Wang *   

Meng Liu,

Xiongkai Zheng,

Abstract: This study examines the problems faced by decision-making regarding sustainable social innovation through field research in “villages on the urban fringe,” represented by the Southern Spring Town Historical District in Wuxi. On the premise of protecting urban diversity and cultural recognizability, the “wicked problem” factors that affect the protection and innovative design of the historical district and their framework are analysed by comparing the explicit and implicit factors of the district. This study finds that the residents of this district have undergone spontaneous renewal and changes driven by increasing foreign tourists. These changes are not the result of guidance by government planning and management, nor are they promoted by designers. Additionally, the residents of the Southern Spring Town Historical District generally recognize the unique value of the district’s historical and humanistic landscape. Self-driven power makes the residents’ meaning of environmental protection increase. They actively engage in catering and cultural business activities with Jiangnan regional features. Worries over the district’s lack of successors no longer exist, and a new hope for sustainable development has been gained. We believe that before using planning tools and design thinking to solve the problem of ageing historical districts under the trend of sustainable development, it is necessary to have a deeper understanding of the actual operation of such districts and their real needs and to allow time and space for local residents to solve the “wicked problem” through self-regulation to ultimately achieve the long-term goal of district preservation and sustainable development in a balanced manner.

Keywords: Rural environment; Elderly-oriented Evaluation; Suburban villages; Outdoor Public Spaces Design


Open Access

Jingyuan Zhu,

Research Article

Chaoyang Li *   

Fanzhuo Ding,

Yuwei Zheng,

Abstract: As societal developments progress and perceptions shift, there is a discernible aging trend in the global population. This trend results in a growing number of elderly individuals left living alone, leading to the development of loneliness and isolation among older people, which has seriously affected their state of mind and body in their twilight years. In this study, Post-occupancy Evaluation (POE) was conducted to construct an evaluation index system based on the following standard layers: Accessibility, Security, Comfortableness, Identifiability, Convenience, Wellness and Aesthetics. The index system analyzes the suitability of elderly care in 15 villages in suburban areas of Beijing, China, and the key findings are threefold: (1) It is essential to improve the site’s defenses against particular climates according to the actual situation and enhance the comfort of the whole day and year. These are also factors that need to be considered in order to increase the motivation of older persons to use outdoor public spaces. (2) The evaluation results have been further refined and classified, unveiling four predominant concerns: Insufficient safety measures, Poor comfort, and Limited social interaction are the main factors affecting the motivation of the elderly to participate in outdoor activities. (3) After synthesizing the results of qualitative and quantitative analysis, the following conclusions were drawn: Recommendations to enhance these public spaces for the elderly in suburban villages emphasize: Reducing the safety hazards of the space, Improving the comfort of rest, relaxation, socializing, fitness, Avoiding the functional areas of motion and static influence each other, Paying attention to the healing function of the space to be effectively segregated.

Keywords: Volcanic rock material; Lecture Hall; Acoustic quality control; Software simulation; Campus environment
Open Access
Research Article



Acoustic Quality of Volcanic Rock Material for Interior Space Control and Design: Evidence from Teaching Space

JDSSI 20231(3-4), 56-83; https://doi.org/10.59528/ms.jdssi2023.1231a13 - December 31, 2023

Kuo-Hsun Wen *   

Wei Zhang,

Xizhi Zhang,

Abstract: The cognition of a good campus environment refers to the physical environment formed by planning and design, considering the function, reasonable layout and atmosphere of the space, and putting forward an implementation plan that can meet or exceed the teaching, learning and life needs of teachers and students, so that the campus has perfect overall characteristics. This paper takes university lecture halls as the research object, studies the spatial sound requirements and tests the acoustic quality control of these spaces, and attempts to explore the feasibility of using volcanic rocks as wall decoration materials. According to the characteristics and principles of sound transmission, combined with the present situation of the lecture hall and its original acoustic environment, a series of acoustic field experiments are implemented. By means of computer software simulation, the advantages of volcanic rock as wall decoration material in sound absorption effect and quality control are proved, and also its effect is better than other materials. Obviously, the computer simulation software is an applicable way in assisting the selection of interior wall decorative materials. Therefore, this study confirms the sound quality characteristics of volcanic rock materials and provides a feasible reference for those spaces requiring acoustic quality control in the future.

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