Cultural Symbols in Chinese Architecture
作者: Donia Zhang
刊名: Architecture and Design Review, 2019, Vol.1 (1)
来源数据库: PiscoMed Publishing Pte. Ltd
DOI: 10.24294/adr.v1i1.556
关键词: Chinese architectureChinese philosophyChinese cosmologyChinese cultureChinese numerologyChinese colors
原始语种摘要: Culture has been recognized as the fourth pillar of sustainable development, and culture is often viewed as a system of symbols that arises from human interpretations of the world. The cultural codes of symbols and symbolism are imperative to be reexamined for any reinterpretation of a traditional culture. This article explores the origin and meaning of the Yin Yang symbol in Chinese culture, and its subsequent numerological and color applications in classical Chinese architecture, such as Sanqing (Three Pure Ones), Wuxing (Five Natural Elements), Bagua (Eight Trigrams) in courtyard house design, and Jiugongtu (Nine Constellations Magic Square Matrix) and Jingtianzhi (Nine Squares land ownership system) in imperial Chinese city planning. The examples cited are Beijing siheyuan (courtyard...
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  • courtyard 庭院
  • symbolism 等号体系
  • colors 颜料
  • Chinese 汉语
  • imperative 命令
  • traditional 传统
  • respect 珍视
  • planning 计划
  • culture 
  • architecture 构造