Show simple item record Gunawardena, GMWL Yoichi, K Fukahori, K 2019-01-10T21:27:37Z 2019-01-10T21:27:37Z
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted to find out the available visual diversity in Japanese residential streetscapes. The visual diversity occurs when the visual elements on streetscapes are different to each other. In this study, a field survey as a subjective method and the entropy as an objective method were used as measures of visual diversity. Data were collected from 80 residential streetscapes from four sites in the Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The sequential perspective views of streetscapes were analyzed for eight visual elements: shape of houses, shape of roofs, shape of windows, positions of the main openings of houses, availability of the ornaments on houses, height, color and the appearance of the boundary walls of premises to calculate the entropy. A field survey with multicultural subjects was used to find out the correlation between entropy and the human perception on the visual diversity. According to the results, the residential streetscapes displayed high diversity variations largely due to the shape of the roofs, shape of the windows and the appearance of the boundary walls of the premises. Moreover, the results concluded that the residential streetscapes at the study area are neither visually diverse nor visually uniform in considering the visual diversity aspect. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Entropy, streetscapes, visual diversity, visual elements. en_US
dc.title A Study on visual diversity of Japanese residential streetscapes en_US
dc.type Article-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.year 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.journal Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.issue no. 05 en_US
dc.identifier.volume vol. 09 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 626 - 634 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.17265/1934-7359/2015.05.015 en_US

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