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A Study of Sustainable Techniques in Chinese Traditional Microenvironment Design—Taking Natural Ventilation as an Example
Publisher: Journals Gateway
Leonardo (2014) 47 (3): 286–289.
Published: 01 June 2014
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This paper analyzes the physical, spiritual and cultural mechanisms of the national ventilation techniques in Chinese traditional microenvironment design and points out that traditional ventilation techniques not only include the physical technical means, but also are adept in comprehensively mobilizing other human sensory factors in addition to the sense of touch to create a place that is wholesome, comfortable and spiritually pleasing, thereby reaching a very high spiritual state in the end. This construction outlook uses “heaven and earth as buildings” and “houses as clothes” and the result derived from an environment outlook that features equality between man and nature.