- 日本建築学会計画系論文集 (ISSN:13404210)
- vol.72, no.611, pp.245-251, 2007-01-30 (Released:2017-02-25)
This paper explains how streets and their facing buildings in the southern Chinese city of Amoy (Xiamen) were redesigned during a city improvement plan in the early 1930s. By using a map from the "Simingxilu and Shengpinglu Street Plan" and other planning documents, I show how the new street plan was superimposed atop the city's old urban district. In addition, I have also conducted onsite surveys of existing buildings, verified if the buildings were built to plan or not, investigated the process of land and building expropriation, and discuss the building of the city's characteristic covered-sidewalks (qilou or piaolou).