The education of space composition is the core of the foundation composition teaching in Environment Design Major. It is a conjuncture of foundation courses and professional courses in design and plays an important role. This study deals with the space composition and forms of the Ganlan style buildings of the Zhuang-Dong Ethnic groups, and the major characteristics of the transformation of traditional Ganlan buildings in modern situations. This study proposes that in the teaching practice of space model design, teachers can introduce Ganlan buildings, which have ethnic and geographical characteristics, into the course of composition and hence discompose and reformulate new styles of constructions by means of modern composition principles and methods. Consequently, this study aims to cultivate students＇ creative thinking and to improve their ability in the space composition of buildings.
the structure of Ganlan style building
space forms of buildings
the teaching of space modeldesign