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Since 1994, we have been using computer models to teach
12th-century Chinese wood architecture and have found this to be an effective
method. Not only do our students learn quickly, but the method appeals
to their ethnic pride (our students are Hong Kong Chinese).
We have discussed our experiences in "Using
Virtual Models to Teach Traditional Chinese Construction" (1996).
We have given both short assignments and a term-long course:
- Rule-based Facade Design in the Yingzao Fashi
A two-week assignment in a Chinese architecture survey
course (spring 1995-96).
- Song Wood Frame Architecture
A one-term elective course (fall 1995-96).
- A Primitive-Instance Modelling System for Reconstructing
a Virtual Official Building of the Song Dynasty
A four-week assignment in a required CAD course (spring
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