Architecture In Ancient Chinese Architecture

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1. Ancient Interior Design, Asian Civilizations (2300 BCE-225CE)
Model of a house, built in the first century CE. Period: Han Dynasty (second imperial dynasty of China,
206 BCE-220 CE). Architect: unknown.
1. No actual remains of Han building survive and ceramic models of houses deposited in Han tombs give us a good idea of Chinese architecture.
The elements of this period: sharply projecting tiled roofs, resting on a framework of timber posts, lintels and brackets, wall paintings and the use of colors. Wood was used for interior and exterior structures.
1. Timber was the chief building material during the Han dynasty. And the components are mainly columns, beams, and purlins, which are connected by tenons and mortises. As a result, the wooden structure is quite flexible. There is also a unique design only found in China named Dougong (a system of brackets inserted between the top of a column and a crossbeam), which is one of the most important character in ancient Chinese architecture. The ancient Chinese architectures are greatly praised for the elegant profile and varied structure, for example, the overhanging eaves, upward roof corners, and different shapes of roofs. The unique outside has not only fit and satisfied the practical functional need of building, but also exhibited its wonderful appearance. It is a good model of a combination of practicality and beauty. In China, buildings such as palaces, temples and folk houses are

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