Asian Architecture

Ancient Chinese Architecture

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Ancient Chinese Architecture Walled compounds, raised pavilions, wooden columns and paneling, yellow glazed roof tiles,  landscaped gardens, and a careful application of town planning and use of space are all notable features of the architecture of ancient China, with many of them still playing an important part in modern architecture across East Asia. Architects were influenced by […]

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Shinto Architecture

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Shinto Architecture The architecture of the 80,000 Shinto shrines in Japan varies depending on geographical location, the deity worshipped, and the date of foundation. The earlier Shinto shrines tend to be simpler and less decorative affairs than those which came after the introduction of Buddhism and Chinese architectural styles in Japan from the 8th century CE onwards. Later shrines are brightly […]

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Ancient Korean Architecture

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Ancient Korean Architecture The architecture of ancient Korea is epitomized by the artful combination of wood and stone to create elegant and spacious multi-roomed structures characterized by clay tile roofing, enclosures within protective walls, interior courtyards and gardens, and the whole placed upon a raised platform, typically of packed earth. The immediate topography of buildings was also […]