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Shophouses


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    • Qilou houses
    • Qilous
    • Shop-houses
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    • found: Work cat.: Tseng, N.A.F-W. Reintegrating isolated historic buildings: the Hong Kong shophouse as a case for continuity in design, 2010:p. 1 (The focus of this thesis is the shophouse. While the shophouse is not the only historic building form in Hong Kong, it is arguably one that characterizes it the most as the shophouse development pattern is considered the oldest urban block pattern that is unique to Hong Kong)
    • found: Hong Kong Tourism Board Web site, Jan. 13, 2011:Discover Hong Kong by rail (From MTR Mong Kok East Station, soak up the ambience of one of the most densely-populated spots on earth, where old shop-houses and new skyscrapers mix in an area famous for an electric variety of street markets)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 13, 2011(A shophouse is a vernacular architectural building type that is commonly seen in areas such as urban Southeast Asia. Typically, shophouses consist of shops on the ground floor which open up to a public arcade or "five-foot way", and which have residential accommodation upstairs. The shophouses would abut each other to form rows with regular facade, fire walls and adherence to street alignment.)
    • found: Xu, T. The rebirth of the shophouse in the modern age with a special reference to Montreal, 1998, via WWW, viewed on Jan. 21, 2011:p. 9 (shops and homes were combined on the same premises; combining living and shopkeeping was common; combining dwellings and shops; shophouses)
    • found: World architecture community, via WWW, Jan. 21, 2011(A study on the residential environment of qilou (shophouse) in Guangzhou City, China: Qilou house is called shophouse in Southeast Asia, such as Singapore and Mandalay)
    • found: OCLC, Jan. 21, 2011(titles: Kuching Old Centre and its shophouses; Bangkok shophouses; The losing battle : old shophouses versus progress; Restoring the Singapore shophouse; Shophouse complex, Penang, Malaysia; Shophouse conservation in Singapore; The shophouses of Kuala Lumpur; Traditional Chinese shophouses; Shophouse designs for Chicago's South Shore community; Pre-war Tong lau : a Hong Kong shophouse typology; Spatial patterns of shop-houses : a case study of traditional and contemporary shop-houses in southern Thailand)
    • notfound: Getty art & architecture thesaurus online, Jan. 21, 2011;International architecture database, via WWW, Jan. 21, 2011
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    • 2011-01-24: new
    • 2011-03-12: revised
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