Art and Design, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Sep  2018, Pages 23-36; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Research on the Sustainable Development of the Qiang Architectural Style

Art and Design, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Sep  2018, Pages 23-36.

DOI: 10.31058/

Bin Cheng 1 , Qiye Luo 2* , Liqun Chen 1

1 School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, China

2 Suining Urban and Rural Planning Administration, Suining, China

Received: 29 June 2018; Accepted: 1 August 2018; Published: 21 September 2018

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The architectural style of Qiang people is suffering the invasion of outer culture, meanwhile, Qiang ethnic minority have a short understanding of their architectural style, which makes they not integrate into their oneself architectural style in the design of construction. Basing on the perspective of collective memory, for the first time, this paper uses the quantitative research as a tool to study the style of Qiang architecture by combining the method of average number, mode and the clustering analysis. Firstly, combining existing researches acquired by the relevant scholars and experts with the actual architectural style of 7 typical Qiangzhai (Qiang villages), this paper would draw out the representative system of architectural style in the new era. Secondly, the people of 7 typical Qiangzhai are divided into elderly people, middle-aged and young to carry out the fuzzy questionnaire survey and this paper uses those data to obtain the average number, the mode and the coefficient of variation in those people living in 7 typical Qiangzhai. Finally, the results indicate that the factors of Qiang architectural style including 8 central style’s factors, 7 important style’s factors and 15 general style’s factors. On the basis of the results of study, this paper further puts forward some suggestions on the application of the style’s factors in the design.


The Qiang Architectural Style, Architectural Culture, Aboriginal Areas, Collective Memory, Sustainable Development


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