Housing in china

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Housing in china

  1. 1. Housing in China By Jingfang Satow
  2. 2. Si He Yuan四合院 Chinese Traditional Houses • 四合院 along with Hutong are the part of Chinese culture in traditional Beijing. • A Hutong is an ancient city alley or lane typical in Beijing, where hutongs run into the several thousand. It means street, lane and alley and is in fact the passage formed by lines of siheyuan where most Beijing residents live.
  3. 3. 胡同和四合院 Siheyuan gate is usually at the southeastern corner according to the traditional concepts of the five elements. Normally there is a screen-wall inside the gate so that outsiders cannot see directly into the courtyard and it is also believed to protect the houses from evil spirits. Large siheyuan, there is a pair of stone lions on each side.
  4. 4. Siheyuan and Hutong Inside a siheyuan house. There are no bathroom and kitchen originally designed for it.
  5. 5. High-Rising Buildings in China • Today, high-rising buildings are common in China. There are luxurious apartments and the apartment for low- income families.
  6. 6. New Houses in Beijing Suburb area • This is a housing track built in 2005. Most of its residents are upper middle income earners.
  7. 7. The Entrance to the Apartment • There are security system installed. Codes are needed for entering the gate.
  8. 8. The door to the Apartment
  9. 9. Western-Style Kitchen
  10. 10. Living Room

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