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Old December 1st, 2017, 04:36 PM   #9401
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Anshun Bridge, Chengdu 2003






Wind and Rain bridges are traditionally built by he Tujia people, and still are

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Old December 1st, 2017, 04:37 PM   #9402
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Xian city wall, many of the buildings along the 14km fortifications have been built / replaced in old style ever since the wall became a major tourist site





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^ That's incredible! I'm not sure translocated (semi) reconstructions like these are the best of all ideas, but it certainly is much better than random suburbia or glass-steel-concrete containers we see popping up everywhere. It definitely is overwhelming, to say the least. Who were the contractors, who built all the pavillons? There must be a whole industry branch for such constructions in China. Amazing.

Is there a dedicated thread for this kind of Chinese vernacular projects? I'd love to see more.
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Old December 1st, 2017, 06:44 PM   #9404
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Ye there's shedloads more.

Firstly the relaxation of communism has seen in the flowering of temple building, not to mention mosques and churches. Although freedom of
religion is enshrined in law as one of the golden tenets of the Party, it was much frowned upon as unsocialist, divisive and backward - when China
became a modern republic even before the Communist revolution, religion was already on the wane, Beijng for example, once a vast pilgrimage
site, went from 3,000 palaces and temples down to only 300 by 1930, after only a decade.

During the Cultural Revolution years - basically the one time the Party and People's Liberation Army lost control (when an ousted Mao was brought
back into power by teenage droves) - shrines and temples were destroyed or appropriated into other uses, en masse. To this day the large majority
of Chinese (and East Asians at large) are non religious, to enter a shrine and observe the layout, functions and worshipers is as alien to them as it
is to a Western tourist.

Nowadays the booming domestic tourist and heritage industry is seeing councils realise how profitable they can become. Thus many temples are
being restored, and new ones built, as the numbers of devotees also rise. Temple fairs have become ubiquitous red letter days on the calendars for
many cities. This is echoed in the 300 monasteries being rebuilt and restored in Tibet, alongside the mosques in Xinjiang (China may have more
muslims than Europe). This thread could go on forever.

In the same vein every city centre is restoring it's Old City districts, or in some cases rebuilding it from scratch. Once again it attracts shoppers and tourists.

There's also a lot been reported on the fad for Western heritage style buildings - fair enough in the colonial cities that operate bans on Chinese
styles in certain districts - but also in middle class Mcmansions across the board and in new towns seeking to stand out from the rest and lure the
buyers. However there's much less reported on the Chinese styles alongside, as positive news stories or not laughing at/ looking down on a nation
doesn't get as many clicks (see the panoply of fake news on Ghost cities). Chinese styles are much more expensive of course, to curl rooves and
employ woodcarvers so aren't common for modern housing estates, though they do exist.

Suzhou has thousands of new builds in local vernacular, as it gets away with whitewashed walls, lack of curving eaves, brickwork and woodwork,
which is what the older buildings have traditionally in that area.







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Saying that the thousands of villages across China continuously build new homes - in the exact same tradition for centuries, more so in poor places
than rich. A rich village may have concrete homes, a poorer one will have all the traditional rooves, carvings and murals still being produced as per norm.

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Old December 1st, 2017, 06:50 PM   #9405
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Also in the 80s- mid 90s post modernism was coupled with Chinese traditional architecture, as a strong fashion until it came out of style with post pomo. Beijing's mayor at the time even enforced it on public projects, causing locals to dub new builds as buildings 'with hats'.

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Xian, around the Goose pagodas, all new buildings to the horizon in Han and Tang style:


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Streets and side streets leading to Qianmen (the ceremonial approach gate to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden CIty) have been rebuilt to their 19th Century appearance, Beiijing


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Lingshan Temple complex 1996-2008


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Its 289 ft Buddha


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Christ Chapel, Hillsdale College
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Sun and Moon pagodas, Guilin City


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Tianning Temple, Changzhou with pagoda (520 ft tall), 2002- 2007




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Tang Paradise Hotel, Xian


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fantastic! The dutch really do historicist architecture well imo.
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I love the big open windows right at street level, very Amsterdam. I remember walking through the old city and being able to look straight into people homes while they ate (super rude of me), but everyone didn't even notice, as noone does that, and even then no big deal. Japans the same, you can even have glass bathrooms with toilets (noone will look, and even if you do you're the one who will feel embarrassed not them).

In Britain people tend to have big curtains at ground level, plus netting.
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Jinli district, Chengdu






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