At our last Speakers Event Chris Barclay talked about his experience restoring an old temple in Yunnan and shared with us his philosophy on building restoration.
CBR would like to thank everyone who joined us last Thursday for a viewing of “The Making Of The Temple Hotel” hosted by Juan van Wassenhove and Lin Fan, two of The Temple Hotel’s founders. The event was held at The Temple Hotel (???) - A cultural platform renovated and repurposed from an ancient temple, now featuring a mix of… Read more →
We here at Project: China Building Restoration are very excited to announce our new partnership with the architecture and interior design company anySCALE! This partnership will combine CBR’s knowledge of all things related to China’s historical buildings with anySCALE’s extensive architectural experience and innovative design solutions. With over 10 years of international and local China architecture experience, anySCALE brings access to building construction and technical… Read more →
Brief history of Dashilar Located South-West of the Forbidden City, Dashilar (???) was an area of commercial and cultural prosperity for over 600 years during China’s dynasty era, it’s earliest form dating back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Due to it’s proximity to the centre of power, Dashilar became an important trading and entertainment hub. Even today, it’s home to many of China’s oldest stores, amongst… Read more →
On our trip around China the next stop was Pingyao, the heart of Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture. An investigation into the architectural styles and relative levels of preservation of the Qiao family compound, Shuanglin temple and the old Pingyao city and city wall.
Taking a closer look at the Mongolian yurt and how it is constructed whilst visiting the Inner Mongolian grass plains on our motorcycle trip around China.
Recently completing a 146 day motorcycle trip around China allowed me to visit many of the unique cultural and architectural sites this amazing country has to offer. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be writing in more detail about these sites, so stay tuned!
There are different ways China is currently preserving it’s culture and architecture and in this article a comparison between two historic old towns in Yunnan is made; one with a UNESCO World Heritage listing and the other without.