Twisting Tales: the Chinese Courtyard Reimagined by Archstudio

Siheyuans, the structures arranging units around a courtyard, are one of the most characteristic features of Chinese architecture. More than just a familiar visual, they have emerged and survived as the solution to specific functional demands, as well as the embodiment of a unique philosophy. An ode to the family unit as interpreted in Chinese culture, siheyuans were originally walled communities for the members’ each single household.

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