• Lin Zhang School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China




Handicraft street, Large-sized, Streetscape, Urban block pattern, Spatial form.


China's rich tradition in crafts has given rise to city blocks known for the production, display, and trade of handicrafts. This study focuses on large-sized handicraft streets, particularly those showcasing stone and wood carvings, which stand out in the urban landscape. The research utilizes multiple case studies, combining satellite maps, urban traffic data, and architectural analysis, to explore common and distinctive patterns in the morphology of these craft streets. The findings reveal that these streets are primarily located on the outskirts of cities but have good accessibility for cars, offering large-scale spaces. Additionally, they exhibit variations in streetscape, urban block pattern, and architectural spatial form, allowing for categorization. Understanding the morphology of large-sized craft streets can contribute to preserving and promoting cultural heritage and creative industries.


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