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Architectural China in the Eyes of a Young Chinese Architect

PU Xiaoyi 蒲肖依,
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CHAPTER 1 Chinese Architecture: Three-Trait Coupling The Origiof“Three-Trait Coupling” The Material Trait of.Architecture The Social Trait of Architecture The Knowledge Trait of Architecture The Architectural Significance of “‘Ihree-Trait Coupling” CHAPTER 2 Philosophical Thinking oNatural Residence: History of Cave Dwellings Harmony betweeHumaand Heaven: Natural Abode Xun, Shadow Play and Cave Dwelling Various Forms of the Traditional Cave Dwelling The Constructioand Decoratioof Cave Dwellings Inspiratiofrom the Earth Reform and Renewal of the Cave Dwelling Dialogue betweeLouis Isadore Kahand Lao Zi CHAPTER 3 TeThousand Buildings Towering ia Misty Landscape: Picturesque Scenery with Tulou Architecture Tulous of the Hakkas Following Nature and Adapting to Local Conditions Architectural Wonders without Any Specific Architect A Utopia with a Communal System The Tulou iModerSociety CHAPTER 4 Subtle Reflections of the Great Journey of Humankind: Courtyard Manory Shanxi Merchants ithe Course of History From Cave Dwellings to Brick-and-Tile Quadrangles Currency Revolutioand Vicissitudes of Courtyard Residences As the Scenery Changes, So Do Your Emotions Elaborate Exquisiteness of Qiao, Bold Majesty of Wang, and Refined Elegance of Chang Rites and Order Merchants and Confucianism Metaphysics and Fengshui Calligraphy and Architecture CHAPTER 5 Huizhou Architecture amidst Mountanis and rivers Ecological Space amidst Mountains and Rivers Beauty ithe Planning of ClaSettlement Combined Confuciaand Taoist Styles with Plainness and Ethereal Beauty Huizhou Merchants: Both Businessmeand ConfuciaScholars Thriving Educatioithe Hometowof Zhu Xi Connotations of the Patio Culture Ambiguity and Permeability of the Patio CHAPTER 6 Flying Eaves Rising among Rolling MountaiRanges: Miao Village iXijiang Nest Dwelling as the Origin People Believing Divinity iEverything Body Aesthetics Reflected iMiao Dwellings Organic Building Developed from the Environment Stilted Bottom Story and Utilizatioof Grey Space Cultural Significance of Triple Spaces CHAPTER 7 Cultural Traits Embodied iSquare and Circular Spaces: Miniaturized Cosmos iQuadrangle Courtyards Vicissitudes over Eight Hundred Years Dialogue betweeGates and Hutongs Embodiment of Quadrangle Space iOther Cultures Appreciating Beauty of the Quadrangles Discovering the Subtleties of Residences of Celebritie Living ithe Leisurely Enclosure of the Quadrangle Courtyards Protecting the Symbol of Beijing CHAPTER 8 Words Not to Be Takeas Ending Postface Bibliography