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Timber in Ancient Chinese Architecture

by Website Administrator on May 21, 2014

Along with Arabian and European architecture, ancient Chinese architecture is an imperative component of the world architectural system. During its long development, it steadily molded into a style, which consisted of timberwork combining with stone carving, rammed earth construction, bucket arch buildings and other methods. China has many architectural miracles such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor.

The most significant characteristic in the creation of these structures is the use of timber framework. Paintings and carvings were added to the architectural work to make it more beautiful and attractive. Ancient Chinese architecture mostly consists of timberwork. Wooden posts, beams, lintels and joists make up the framework of a house. Walls serve as the separation of rooms without bearing the weight of the whole house, which is distinctive to China. As a famous saying goes, 'Chinese houses will still stand when their walls collapse.'

The specialty of wood involves antisepsis procedures to be put in place, developing into Chinese architectural painting decoration. Coloured coated roofs, windows with superb applique design and beautiful flower patterns on wooden pillars reflect the high-level of the craftsmen's handicraft and their rich imagination.

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