THE ARCHITECTURE OF BEIJING
Ancient and
Modern
By Jordan LaBonte
Feng Shui

An ancient Chinese
system aesthetics
believed to use the
laws of both heaven
and earth to help one
improve by receiving
positive qui.
“Evil things travel on straight lines”
WARD OFF EVIL, AND SYMBOLIZE GOOD FORTUNE
Ancient Hutongs
Ordinary
Wealthy
A hutong is a group of four houses centered around one courtyard.
Most Hutongs are traditional multigenerational one family.
Walls Around Houses
Protection against war lords
National Stadium (Birds Nest)
Olympic stadium in 2008
Birds nest is cuisine delicacy
$423 million to build
A reference to cut work ceramics
and a vessel to hold people.
National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)
All water events at 2008 Olympics
Pangu Plaza
What does Feng Shui literally mean?
Why are the roofs in Beijing curved not straight?
What kinds of things do the
Chinese use to ward off evil and
bring good fortune into their lives?
What are the names of some of the Olympic venues in Beijing?
Bibliography
http://bellespics.eu/keyword/suzuki%20550e/
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/China/photo943935.htm
http:// arts.cultural-china.com/en/84Arts6063.html
http://www.lotusinstitute.com/bagua.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_Stadium
http://en.beijing2008.cn/news/olympiccities/beijing/n214259359.shtml
http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/hotels/2008/08/27/pangu-plaza-maybe-worlds-most-mysterious-and-expensive-residence.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_Aquatics_Center
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The Architecture of Beijing Ancient and Modern