Local Residential Houses

Due to the differences in both the natural environment and cultural situations, local residential houses across China show diversity accordingly. As one of the important types of traditional architecture, local residential houses are indispensable part of folk architectural system, representing the combination of nature, geographic conditions and peoples appreciation of the beauty. Disparate as they are in terms of layouts, structures, and details, local residential houses boast their own unique features and unsophistication, especially those adding, in a realistic or emblematic way, the dwellers best wishes, beliefs, favourite objects to the decorations, colours, patterns and styles of the houses.