International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

A Preliminary Exploration of Chinese Traditional -Wa Element Tectonic Culture in Contemporary Context
Li Jiaying

Wa(瓦), a kind of traditional tile in China, contains Chinese traditional cultural connotation and national sentiments. After the industrial revolution, cause of collisions with foreign cultures, how to find a proper tectonic for wa under contemporary context has become a heat topic for many Asianarchitects. This article attempts to analyze traditional tectonic logic of Wa, its status in historical culture and contemporary plights, through the analyze of four contemporary architects’( Wang Shu, Kengo Kuma, Zhang Yonghe, Qian Qiang) most representative practical experience of wa to study the possibility of tectonic culture about wa element under contemporary context.

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