How Terracotta Facades Are Changing the Face of China
Chinese architecture is one of the oldest and most influential in the world. The staples of traditional Chinese architecture – more specifically, the timberwork frames, primaryful stone carving, rammed earth constructions, bucket arch buildings and many other techniques – set it apart from other architectural styles by providing the buildings with grace and a certain sense of mystique.
However, in the last few years, the landscape of Chinese cities has been changing. A new wave of ambitious, enthusiastic young Western-educated architects have attempted to blend elements of ancient Chinese architectural design with modern principles.
One of these new additions is the introduction of terracotta and other eco-friendly building materials. Here is how terracotta facades are changing the face of China.