Architectural China in the Eyes of a young Chinese architect

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Table of Contents
Chinese Architecture: Three-Trait Coupling
The Origin of“Three-Trait Coupling”
The Material Trait of.Architecture
The Social Trait of Architecture
The Knowledge Trait of Architecture
The Architectural Significance of “‘Ihree-Trait Coupling”

Philosophical Thinking on Natural Residence:
History of Cave Dwellings
Harmony between Human and Heaven: Natural Abode
Xun, Shadow Play and Cave Dwelling
Various Forms of the Traditional Cave Dwelling
The Construction and Decoration of Cave Dwellings
Inspiration from the Earth
Reform and Renewal of the Cave Dwelling
Dialogue between Louis Isadore Kahn and Lao Zi

Ten Thousand Buildings Towering in a Misty Landscape:
Picturesque Scenery with Tulou Architecture
Tulous of the Hakkas
Following Nature and Adapting to Local Conditions
Architectural Wonders without Any Specific Architect
A Utopia with a Communal System
The Tulou in Modern Society

Subtle Reflections of the Great Journey of Humankind:
Courtyard Manors by Shanxi Merchants in the Course
of History
From Cave Dwellings to Brick-and-Tile Quadrangles
Currency Revolution and Vicissitudes of Courtyard Residences
As the Scenery Changes, So Do Your Emotions
Elaborate Exquisiteness of Qiao, Bold Majesty of Wang, and Refined Elegance of Chang
Rites and Order
Merchants and Confucianism
Metaphysics and Fengshui
Calligraphy and Architecture

Huizhou Architecture amidst Mountanis and rivers
Ecological Space amidst Mountains and Rivers
Beauty in the Planning of Clan Settlement
Combined Confucian and Taoist Styles with Plainness and Ethereal Beauty
Huizhou Merchants: Both Businessmen and Confucian Scholars
Thriving Education in the Hometown of Zhu Xi
Connotations of the Patio Culture
Ambiguity and Permeability of the Patio

Flying Eaves Rising among Rolling Mountain Ranges:
Miao Village in Xijiang
Nest Dwelling as the Origin
People Believing Divinity in Everything
Body Aesthetics Reflected in Miao Dwellings
Organic Building Developed from the Environment
Stilted Bottom Story and Utilization of Grey Space
Cultural Significance of Triple Spaces

Cultural Traits Embodied in Square and Circular Spaces:
Miniaturized Cosmos in Quadrangle Courtyards
Vicissitudes over Eight Hundred Years
Dialogue between Gates and Hutongs
Embodiment of Quadrangle Space in Other Cultures
Appreciating Beauty of the Quadrangles
Discovering the Subtleties of Residences of Celebritie
Living in the Leisurely Enclosure of the Quadrangle Courtyards
Protecting the Symbol of Beijing

Words Not to Be Taken as Ending
Architectural China in the Eyes of a young Chinese architect