When walking around in the city of Beijing it’s hard to avoid all building sites. Everywhere there are cranes, scaffoldings and a lot of construction workers, many of them only in the city as workers on building sites.
When building houses in China, consideration has to be taken to Feng shui. Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice believed to utilize the Laws of both heaven (astronomy) and earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive Qi.
Chinese architecture today has a blend of both new and old. Shown in the picture is a old roof that has been placed on top of a new small building connected to a newly built skyscraper.
Skyscraper - a pillar connecting earth to heaven-an axis mundi, bringing the four compass directions together
Hope you will find this website interesting and inspiring. If you have not been visiting Beijing yet, we encourage you to go there! This is something you surely never will regret! You will meet the old and the new China in one place!Read More
The contrast between the new and the old in Beijing is very big. The Hutongs and the Forbidden Palace, six hundred years old. Then the new architecture, only a few years old! Meet the contrasts in the coming book about Beijing.Read More