An Analysis of the Ecological Features of Stilted Building in Yanzibian, Southern Shaanxi, China

Xiaomeng Qi, Yanjun Li


Silted building is one of the most characteristic traditional residential building types. In the historical process of social transition, silted building has powerful ecological adaptability. Nowadays, there are only a limited number of silted buildings in the Southern Shaanxi region. Thus, this paper is aimed to acquire the first hand data by a field survey on the silted buildings in Yanzibian in Hanzhong, Southern Shaanxi region. Through an analysis of its building idea and technique, the paper interprets the ecological features of silted building in terms of aesthetic consciousness, selection of site, pattern, material usage and building technique, etc. The research result is aimed to provide a lot of referential influences and value for residential buildings and construction of new rural areas in the future and to provide enlightenment for design of ecological buildings.

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Asian Culture and History   ISSN 1916-9655(Print)   ISSN 1916-9663 (Online)

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