HKBU POLS 3620 Presentation(HUO WING FUNG, CHAN KA LING)

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HKBU POLS 3620 Presentation(HUO WING FUNG, CHAN KA LING)

  1. 1. Home Design between Traditional China & Europe 07013027 CHAN Ka-ling, Kelly 07015305 HUO Wing-fung, Wilson
  2. 2. Western or Chinese? Traditional or Modern?
  3. 3. 1. Home Design of Traditional China Location Selection <ul><li>Scientific Method </li></ul><ul><li>Prior living condition </li></ul><ul><li>Water & Land </li></ul>Traditional Belief  Feng Shui ( 風水 )  Idea of “ qi” ( 氣 )  Idea of “ dragon” ( 龍 )  Desire for good living
  4. 4. Quadrangle in Beijing  The coalition of four buildings  Facing East, West, South, North  A definite circulation realm  The practice of family hierarchy ( 長幼有序 , 男尊女卑 ) Layout
  5. 5. Earth Towers( 土樓 ) in Fujian  Mountainous location  A closed, concentrated center building  Living large family unit  Important custom of ancestor worship
  6. 6. Furniture & Decoration  Varieties of Sculpture decoration  e.g. wooden door, brick wall, roof, beam ( 樑 )  Many meaningful themes  e.g. lively animals, pleasing plants, glorified gods and heroes  Differences between social classes
  7. 7.  Major activities & guest serving area  Stressing symmetry  Confucianism  Chairs without back  Special meaning  Inferior women status Furniture & Decoration
  8. 8. 2. Home Design of Traditional Europe <ul><li>Location Selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing about Feng Shui ( 風水 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home location tight with economic activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Junction of main roads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consideration about the soil quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Suitable for house building? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Layout <ul><li>Small family unit </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. 4-6 people </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>No restriction on the rites about family hierarchy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Many uses of Wooden furniture <ul><ul><li>Emphasis on the use of c o l o r </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>instead of the use of carved work </li></ul></ul>Interior Decoration
  11. 11. Cultural Interaction in the context of home design <ul><li>Ming Dynasty rounded-chair </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Chinese Style </li></ul><ul><li>Y-chair </li></ul><ul><li>By Hans J. Wenger in 1950 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cultural Interaction in the context of home design <ul><li>European Style influence Modern China </li></ul><ul><li>Layout of common dwellings </li></ul><ul><li>From Quadrangle to Apartment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Cultural Interaction in the context of home design Traditional China   Traditional Europe Quadrangle in Beijing & Courtyard House in Rome
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>For thousands of years, the cultural interaction between Europe and China do not ever stop until now </li></ul><ul><li>In recent 100 years, European influence on China > Chinese influence on Europe </li></ul><ul><li> Lack of preservation of Chinese traditional culture (e.g.: Quadrangle in Beijing) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>News Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>中國新聞社 - 文化新聞 (2009-09-03) </li></ul><ul><li><< 學者 : 北京被破壞得較嚴重無法和巴黎 ﹑ 羅馬比 >> </li></ul><ul><li>「老北京的胡同,如今已消失了 80% 」 </li></ul><ul><li>「在意大利,誰敢在古建築上亂刻一個字,立刻會遭到嚴厲譴責。我在那兒剛好經歷了一件事:羅馬的西班牙大台階前面,有一個噴泉水池,是古跡,有幾個俄羅斯遊客喝醉了,跳進噴泉洗澡,造成水池輕微劃傷,結果被警方拘留了。第二天當地所有報紙都在報道此事,齊聲聲討,不依不饒,輿論甚至對整個俄羅斯的人都冷嘲熱諷。這要在我們中國,可能就不算事兒了」 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Is it the time for us to consider about ‘ less learning others’, more preserving ours’?

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