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The Balance In Architecture of China

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THE BALANCE (yin yang)


CHINESE ARCHITECTURE IN Today Chinese architecture has a lot of technology in the sense that they build buildings faster and higher. They also make them look classy with the architecture of the western hemisphere. Architecture All these changes were made because there is overpopulation in China so they need to fit more people in less space. In present days they dont make buildings of less than 25 floors. MODERN ARCHITECURE * Ancient Architecture The divisions of houses and cities in ancient China were very strict and strange In these cities each side (South, North, West, East, and the center) represents each of the five elements East Spring Wood Green south Summer Fire Red North Winter Water Black west Autumn Metal (Mostly gold) White The point in which all the cardinal points met was the center of the city. There should have been the house and the office of the administrators. This point is related to the soil (earth) and to the
royal color, yellow The Divition
Of Houses Structural Social Males were leader of the household, and “The Good Wife” never went out of the walls only to the garden. The rooms in the houses are divided in certain ways. When people want to extend or remodel their houses, they try to maintain this balance A very important part to have this symmetry is to put secondary objects, equally in both sides Gardens in China are not symmetrical because they want to create new artistic patterns. Other kinds of gardens are open yard surrounded by buildings, called sky wells. Three Kinds of roofs Roofs with a single inclination are less expensive so more people use them. Two or more sections of inclination are more expensive so it is used on higher class constructions The last kind of roof is the one
with swiping curvature that rises in the corners, this kind of roofs are used in temples and palaces, but are also found on rich people`s houses, since they are the most expensive kind Yin Yang Yin yang is a concept based on a way of thinking that was developed through the idea that there are two opposite forces in the universe that complement one another. It said that both forces are needed in order to find perfect balance. Yin Yang Is characterized as slow, soft, yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity and nighttime. By contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime Tai Chi symbol is a circle made up of two different fish like parts, one in black (Yin) and the other is white (yang) Symbol The black part representing the yin shows the
femenine part of life but has a white dot
eperesenting that every feminine thing in life has
in some way a masciline side of The same whith
the yang but this one represents masculine side
of things. They complement one another to show the
whole and the black circle in the outside shows
the two forces (yin and yang) bounding to form a whole. Principels Ying yang represent two forces that are together as a whole, but is based on thoughts and principals, it nature where this philosophy started. It’s important to be aware of some of these principals to understand what yin yang is about. 1.Forces are opposite; nothing is completely yin or yang.
2.They are two forces that act independent but need each other o find perfect balance and to exist.
3.Yin and yang can be further divided into smaller forces that need each other to survive, more yin and yang.
4.They form a dynamic equilibrium because one generates but also consumes the other, balance one another.
5.Can transform into their opposites meaning day can become night because forces are bonded and very related.
6.It comes from ancient agrarian religions such as Taoism. Philosophy Yin yang is a concept based on a way of thinking that was developed through the idea that there are two opposite forces in the universe that complement one another. It said that both forces are needed in order to find perfect balance. It’s used to show “how polar or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world”. Yin and yang are complementary opposites that act in a whole world, searching for perfect balance. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mindprod.com/image/environment/overpopulation.jpg&imgrefurl=http://mindprod.com/environment/population.html&h=261&w=383&sz=29&tbnid=FnGkQ3LhBxPGwM:&tbnh=84&tbnw=123&prev=/search%3Fq%3Doverpopulation%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=overpopulation&hl=en&usg=__JDxxJGUil9PsGjBTXmm1VKn8Xpw=&sa=X&ei=OVnQTcuFCpGFtgfOh_mRDg&ved=0CGYQ9QEwBA http://mindprod.com/environment/population.html http://mor.phe.us/writings/Yin-Yang.html http://mor.phe.us/writings/Yin-Yang.html http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.chinahighlights.com/image/travelguide1/culture/architecture/famous-ancient-chinese-buildings.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/architecture/examples.htm&usg=__9kzcujWJs_lY5UQ9CDbjVdFf2v0=&h=513&w=800&sz=99&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=fW26kUf_Rj3HPM:&tbnh=135&tbnw=182&ei=ll7QTe61Lo-ctwfhttX6DQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dchinese%2Bbuildings%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1596%26bih%3D625%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=1014&vpy=127&dur=2475&hovh=180&hovw=280&tx=181&ty=110&page=1&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0 http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://media.oceaninspire.com/2010/08/shanghai-tower-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://oceaninspire.com/category/locations/page/3/&usg=__vPFQ8r2VmoL4UoCzv4jL_dp4pLI=&h=752&w=600&sz=91&hl=en&start=67&zoom=1&tbnid=Sz7LH2RGV9uyvM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=103&ei=917QTae-GJP6sAPjwoTECw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dchinese%2Bmodern%2Bbuildings%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1596%26bih%3D625%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch0%2C1468&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=1217&vpy=249&dur=842&hovh=251&hovw=200&tx=94&ty=149&page=4&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:67&biw=1596&bih=625 TANKS FOR GUACHING, MAI DARLIN AN GORYUS FRENDS ahajahaja just kidding Relationship Between Yin Yang
and Chinese Architecture there is a balance in the houses feng shui 1.Put secondary objects paralel to each other
2.Get rid of everything you do not love in your house
3.Have Good Air and Good Light in your house. These two things are vey important for good feng shui energy
4.Theres an specific place in the house for everything and its important for it to be that ay so forces are balanced A Feng Shui house is a house where all the objects are in perfect harmony to each other The Feng Shui elements contained in the houses are of the particular colors that have been used to enhance the space. The Feng Shui is about balancing energies, of positive with negative (like the force of yin and yang)so you get the positive energies of the universe flowing through the entire spaces in your house. This aspects are very important
because they show us how archiecture
and yin yang are bonded in an aspect
called feng shui. I hope you enjoyed the presentation!! hio
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