Garden architecture is one of the special architectural styles in Chinese architecture history, probably the first ever architecture type to build gardens, recreate natural landscapes, and create a bond between humans and nature architecture helped throughout the years, the purpose of architecture deliberately designed to walk in a certain path so that human could feel the nature via gardens.

Classical Chinese gardens had a habit of being surrounded by a white wall which instead acted so well as a background for the green trees and colorful flowers, the contrast of trees, flowers, and wall matched so well to see and wonder how they came up with such a creative, the garden architecture also followed a pattern like every other Chinese Architecture style, the gardens were designed to tour it and one cannot able to see the whole garden at once, this pattern is specifically designed for people to feel the garden and every little thing around them.

chinese garden architecture

The garden architecture followed structures to make it well organized, ceremony halls which are located at the entrance of the garden have a courtyard that is used for family celebrations and get-togethers, the pavilion of flowers filled with flowers and plants placed near the residential home.

Rock decor is one of the core decoration patterns we can see in every garden’s architecture, every garden must have some rock elements, and some gardens even have artificial miniature mountains formed by a group of rocks.

The texture, color, and shape of the rocks are chosen according to the gardens and also to add more attraction to the people, the water element is also another important decoration in Chinese garden architecture, a pond is commonly situated in the center of the garden and some great garden even have lakes according to their sizes, the element of water is very important in garden architecture as it symbolizes communication and dreams.

chinese garden architecture

Yu Garden is one of many marvels in China composed of six halls and built-in classical Chinese architecture with amazing sculptures and carvings, the garden was built during the Ming dynasty with exquisite jade rock and a turn bridge along with a mid-lake pavilion teahouse, it is one of extraordinary scenic in the entire china and one must find it amazing rather than artistic.

The humble administrator’s garden is also another and the biggest Chinese classical garden, with miniature hills, bamboo houses pine trees, and small lakes it acts as a standing proof for the Chinese garden architecture, the water element found largely in the garden to keep the visitors or the people at peace and also it represents the architectural efficiency of Ming dynasty.

Confucian architecture is also one of the very important architectural styles in Chinese architecture history, it was created to honor and to spread the works and values of Confucius, Chinese built temples for Confucius to represent his values, tired roofs along with ancient Chinese archways and the magnificent structure was some of the core characteristics of Confucian architecture, most of the Confucian temple is found inside schools and colleges as the core value which Confucius spread is knowledge and education.

Ancient universities in Beijing and temples of literature in Vietnam are some of the greatest Confucian architecture in Chinese history.

After all the massive and marvelous categories of Chinese architecture one cannot be left, the Great Wall of China – the greatest architectural monument ever built by the Chinese, it reshaped the identity of China and recreated an entirely new identity to Chinese architecture, and showcased it to the entire earth and to space too.

With 6000 massive kilometers of length from the Pacific Ocean to the desert of China, it was built for protection purpose but later it transformed into an architectural monument, with over 2000 years of construction the largest construction ever in human history the mighty wall is one fine art to amuse at, the largest stone structure act as the front page of Chinese architecture today.

The Forbidden City is another amazing collection of Chinese architecture with imperial architectural style scattered over the city, the axial symmetrical layout is the place of many wonderful palaces and some important buildings for the emperors, it is also considered the capital for imperial architecture and the emperors.

Woods are largely used as a decorative element in the Forbidden City and stones are used as the major material for constructing walls along with wood as roofs too, china predominantly followed the color pattern like yellow, and red in imperial architecture and it acted so well and mighty to see.

By the 21st century, china had its mark in modern architecture and adapted its way to the modern and advanced concepts of architecture too, the piano house in Anhui is one great proof of China’s entry into the futuristic architectural style along with Taipei 101 with postmodern architecture the country implemented its traditional style with modern architecture styles too.


DHRUBAJYOTI ROY, the visionary behind, who holds a passion for transforming ideas into tangible and awe-inspiring structures. His multifaceted persona encompasses a love for cars & by profession an Architect.

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