Chinese Culture in Architecture

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Residential Quadrangle with Stone-ringed Door
Bamboo Buildings in Dai Ethnic Group
Stilted Building
Communal Residence in Fujian
The Imperial Palace
Hutong and Courtyard House
Mongolian Yurt
Mushroom House of the Hani Nationality
The Dwellings of Southern Anhui
Kashi Uigur Living on the High-platform
Cave Dwelling
Gardens of Southern Changjiang Delta
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buildings of this sort, which have taken up over 60% of the totalresidential area in Shanghai. The earliest buildings with stone-ringeddoor were built by foreign land or estate agents. At that time, manywealthy merchants, landlords and government officials swarmedinto Shanghai, due to the chaos caused by war. Foreign land orestate agents who were doing business in Shanghai discovered thisopportunity, and built a lot of houses in the pattern of buildings withstone-ringed door, then sold them to those new comers.Most buildings with stone-ringed door are two-story ones built withbricks and wood, with a sloping roof as well as tiger window (dormantwindow) on it usually, and the outer wall is built with red bricks.Continuous areas of houses with stone-ringed door adopt the layoutof row dwelling as a whole, which stems from Europe. Besides,there is always a traditional Chinese decorated archway at theentrance of the lane. Among the buildings with stone-ringed door,there are combinations through blending the eastern and westernstyles everywhere.
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