Posts Tagged ‘Chinese architecture’

Ten best examples of Chinese architecture

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

China’s long and complex history has given rise to a range of different architectural styles. They not only fuse cultures’ structural and decorative forms, but are also influenced by Chinese concepts such as feng shui and yin and yang. The Shenzhen Daily presents the ten best examples of Chinese architecture in this series of articles:

I had the pleasure of visiting the Hongcun and Xidi ancient villages on my trip to Henan, Anhui and Zhejiang in 2009.

My current read – “Chinese House”

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Chinese HouseIn my travels in China I’ve been fascinated by Chinese houses and their architecture, and when visiting the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City) in Beijing last month I was delighted to come across the book Chinese House in one of the Palace Museum shops.

Chinese House is a captivating pictorial biography of the common buildings in the cities and countryside of China. It’s produced by the Beijing-based Popcorn Idea Factory.

Other books in the Popcorn Idea Factory Essentially Chinese series include Chinese Stuff, a detailed exploration of the things usually used by ordinary people in their daily lives in China.