Five Typ­i­cal Comtem­po­rary Build­ings of Jing-chu Style


Special Focus - - Contents - Trans­lated:Liu Jie

It has al­ways been the un­end­ing aim of Hubei ar­chi­tects to recre­ate the Jing- chu style in mod­ern build­ings. Em­ploy­ing tra­di­tional skills and ex­tract­ing his­tor­i­cal sym­bols to en­hance the cul­tural at­mos­phere of the space and form of the build­ing have been a worth­while method for mod­ern ar­chi­tec­ture to ex­plore.

Af­ter the sys­tem­atic comb­ing of the Jingchu cul­tural con­no­ta­tions and fea­tures, and the over­all re­view of the his­tor­i­cal build­ings in Hubei, it’s not hard to find that the con­no­ta­tions, cul­tural el­e­ments, and cul­tural traits of Jing- chu cul­ture have had pro­found ef­fects on the de­sign, con­struc­tion, and dec­o­ra­tion of Jing- chu style ar­chi­tec­ture, re­veal­ing the great im­pacts of Jingchu cul­ture on Jing- chu style ar­chi­tec­ture, which is what is called ar­chi­tec­ture of the Jing- chu style.

On that ac­count, by means of ex­plor­ing the mean­ing of Chu cul­ture and seek­ing the pro­mo­tion and the ap­pli­ca­tion value of Jing- chu cul­ture in mod­ern ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign, we have sought to sub­tly in­te­grate mod­ern ar­chi­tec­tural tech­nol­ogy, func­tional space, nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, life style, cus­toms, and his­tor­i­cal con­text to­gether to ob­tain unique artis­tic style and cul­tural taste, thus, in­fus­ing cul­tural genes and cul­tural mem­o­ries into the mod­ern build­ings of Hubei.

1.Hubei Cul­tural Town for Pub­lish­ing

The in­spi­ra­tion for the de­sign of this build­ing orig­i­nated from the sym­bol of Chu cul­ture— the Chimes. With the twin tow­ers, the main build­ing on the whole has the shape of chimes; the hole­like square win­dows look like the pro­tu­ber­ances on the chimes. The two wings of the heads of the twin tow­ers as­sume the form of spread­ing wings, ob­tain­ing the mean­ing from the im­age of the phoenix in Chu cul­ture, and fill­ing them with force and a sense of ro­mance. While the glass cur­tain walls of the twin tow­ers look like two fly­ing dragons

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