The space information of traditional Dei-dou timber frames in taiwan and their applications

Yi Jen Tseng, Tsui Hui Chen, Tsung Chiang Wu, Min Fu Hsu, Wen Shao Chang

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is mainly to understand the way of thinking for planning the dimensions of traditional Dei-dou timber frames in using Gao-chi (the ruler for dimensioning) by master carpenters in Taiwan. Mainly based on the space information done by traditional surveys and drawings, the written records from the manual of master carpenters and the oral materials from interviewing master carpenters, the meanings of marks on the Gao-chi and its functions and characteristics can be disclosed. In addition, by using 3D laser scanner, the space information of this kind of frame with more accuracy can be obtained from the existing building, so as to establish its 3D digital model. By comparing with these two kinds of information, the space information of a timber building with Dei-dou frames obtained from 3D laser scanner can be then used to trace the way of thinking for planning the dimensions done by the master carpenter who had been passed and any information had been disappeared in both written records and oral materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006
Pages79-86
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 2006 Aug 62006 Aug 10

Publication series

Name9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006
Volume1

Other

Other9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period06-08-0606-08-10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science

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