Interpretations of Chinese courtyards begin with a large rectangular garden contained at the heart of the building. Meanwhile, a top-lit atrium is located on the eastern side of the plan and forms the centre point for four smaller indoor courts.

Interpretations of Chinese courtyards begin with a large rectangular garden contained at the heart of the building. Meanwhile, a top-lit atrium is located on the eastern side of the plan and forms the centre point for four smaller indoor courts.

General Introduction to Chinese Courtyards, or Siheyuan-The Layout of Courtyard  Formal courtyards usually refer to one yard with one family and the plane pattern is flexible. The homeowner can build the house according to the size of the land and the household of the family. It can be one-row house, three or four rows of houses, as well as two-courtyard wide cross yard. Small courtyards have 13 rooms, One-row or two-row courtyards have 25 to 40 rooms. The back wall of wing house is also the…

General Introduction to Chinese Courtyards, or Siheyuan-The Layout of Courtyard Formal courtyards usually refer to one yard with one family and the plane pattern is flexible. The homeowner can build the house according to the size of the land and the household of the family. It can be one-row house, three or four rows of houses, as well as two-courtyard wide cross yard. Small courtyards have 13 rooms, One-row or two-row courtyards have 25 to 40 rooms. The back wall of wing house is also the…

old school chinese decoration include square-ish bird cages and intricately colour urn-like shapes...

old school chinese decoration include square-ish bird cages and intricately colour urn-like shapes...

Siheyuan, traditional four sided homes, with central courtyard.  Multigenerational families would reside together in the various wings of the home.

Siheyuan, traditional four sided homes, with central courtyard. Multigenerational families would reside together in the various wings of the home.

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