14 août 2009

"The Art of Timber Construction - Chinese Architectural Models" @ the Architekturmuseum der TU München

Guanyin-Halle des Dule-Klosters, (Liao-Dynastie, 984 n. Chr.), Tianjin, Jixian, China; © Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage, Peking MUNICH.- For about three centuries, almost all public buildings in China were built according to a hardly ever changing construction system: an enormous, curved hip roof rests on wooden posts with wide overhanging eaves and tile covering, supported by an elaborate wooden construction. Posts, purlins, as well as rows of short beams form a framework, whose parts are only connected with pins, thus... [Lire la suite]