The influence of 18th century and onwards on modern architecture

Document Type:Essay

Subject Area:Architecture

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Suzhou museum was founded in the year 1960 in Sozhou at the national historic landmark Zhong Wang Fu palace complex. It contains mostly the Chinese cultural relics from the 18th century, (Suzhou Museum). In 2006, I. M. Pei who is an international architect constructed a new museum that houses the architecture of Zhong Wang Fu and other Chinese relics. Pei gave the Chinese innovative structures that identified the conserved artifacts in a manner that they were identifiable from the outside. It would reflect the Chinese uniqueness on architectural works other than the introduced issue of western material or way of doing things. Generally Museums ought to reflect like structures that have historical artifacts and not modernized housing structures. The agenda from Mr. Pei instructive form of the Suzhou museum was provoked by the innovative cultural setting of the Chinese people and their unique form of design away from what he learnt from the Western nations.

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The Chinese history does not compose of complicated artifacts but simple dimensions for the people to interpret as well understand. Having born in China but grew in other places, Mr. Pei does not lose the focus of the ancestral reigns in reviving the culture of the Chinese people. The social class of the people in China seems to have been revealed in the beautification of the museum. According to Zhang,(2016), from the year 2000 and 2001 most of the artistic works in China were influenced by the classical or social work environment. Looking at the building it gives different identification of the Suzhou house and location. The black color resembles the rooftop of the building and the white color gives the reflection of the building walls.

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