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Ancient Chinese Architecture

Ancient Chinese Architecture
Ancient Chinese Architecture
Ancient Chinese Architecture
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Together with European architecture and Arabian architecture, ancient Chinese architecture is an important component of the system of Chinese architecture even world architecture. With the development, ancient Chinese architecture developed into a style combining timberwork with stone carving, rammed earth construction, bucket arch buildings with many other techniques.The great ancient architectural miracles such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is created by industrious Chinese laboring people.

Chinese Architecture Features: The most significant characteristic of ancient Chinese architecture is the use of timber framework. Paintings and carvings were added to the building work to make it more wonderful and attractive. The history of ancient Chinese buildings can be traced back to the Dynasty Shang. It has its unique principles of structure and layout.With the long development,the industrious and clever Chinese laboring people have created many wonders.There are innumerable ancient Chinese architectural miracles such as Great Wall, White Horse Temple, Mogao Caves to Summer Palace and Forbidden City.

Ancient Chinese architecture is mainly timberwork,it’s made up of wooden posts, beams, lintels and joists.What’s unique to China is that walls serving as the separation of rooms without bearing the weight of the whole house.There is a famous saying “Chinese houses will still stand when their walls collapse”.In order to resolve the problem of antisepsis,there develops into Chinese own architectural painting decoration.You can see the colored glaze roofs, windows with exquisite appliqué design and beautiful flower patterns on wooden pillars which all reflect the high-level of the craftsmen's handicraft and their rich imagination. 

The specialty of wood requires antisepsis methods to be adopted, thus develops into Chinese own architectural painting decoration. Colored glaze roofs, windows with exquisite appliqué design and beautiful flower patterns on wooden pillars reflect the high-level of the craftsmen's handicraft and their rich imagination.

Ancient Chinese architecture is mainly timberwork,it’s made up of wooden posts, beams, lintels and joists.What’s unique to China is that walls serving as the separation of rooms without bearing the weight of the whole house.There is a famous saying “Chinese houses will still stand when their walls collapse”.In order to resolve the problem of antisepsis,there develops into Chinese own architectural painting decoration.You can see the colored glaze roofs, windows with exquisite appliqué design and beautiful flower patterns on wooden pillars which all reflect the high-level of the craftsmen's handicraft and their rich imagination.

The layout of a China courtyard complex is also unique. The main structure is on the central of a court as well as the others are located to the left and right.It’s symmetrical. Chinese courtyard is like a hand scroll of painting which should be unfolded little by little compared with European architectural style.If you move several steps in the court yard, you will surprised at the prospects changing.The scenery view from no two windows is the same likewise from the interior of the buildings.