Styles of Ancient Chinese Architecture
Chinese ancient architecture has its own unique style in the world architecture. It uses different structural materials which include civil construction, brick work, timber construction and bamboo construction. There are various architecture styles such as palace, tower, temple, garden and mausoleum which can be generally grouped into imperial architecture, religious architecture, garden architecture and general architecture. Here we will introduce to you the detailed information about different kinds of Chinese architecture, including the related culture and background knowledge.
|Tower 楼||Terrace 台||Pavilion 亭 阁|
|Archway||Chinese Mausoleum||Religious Architecture|
|Chinese Bridges||Chinese dwelling||Chinese Garden|
Chinese Ancient Architecture Culture
Chinese architecture is most famous for the Great Wall of China But, there is so much more to Chinese architecture than just that huge wall. Chinese temples are large and extravagant. Palaces are a pleasure to look at. Even the roofs are breathtaking and detailed to the last drop of gloss or paint.
|Dougong 斗拱||Roof||Guardian lions|
|Screen Wall||Huabiao 华表|
|The qilin, also kylin||Wenshou, Zoomorphic Ornament||Numbers used in Chinese architecture|
|Yanshou, roof-figures||Chinese Wood Architecture||Tulou 土楼|
Modern Chinese Architecture
Modern Chinese Architecture refers to those built after the first Opium War in 1840. Chinese architecture remains the traditional styles under the close policy of Qing government until the Opium War in the middle of 19th century that western concepts and styles of are introduced into China which brings new blood and ideas to Chinese architecture. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Chinese architecture entered into a rapid development period. New residential blocks and public works, office blocks, schools, hospitals and museums are erected over the country. The new Chinese style is with great diversifications base on the national spirit and traditional style and compatible with kinds of modern styles; some featured symbolized architecture are renowned standing in the country, like the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bird’s Nest...Read More: Current Situations of Chinese Housing Laws of Land and Housing in China
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