原帖标题：Villages across China
These houses were built centuries ago and yet, they not only retain their external beauty, but inside they still have all the old elements of the past without sacrificing the comfort of modern day.
All these houses didn't have electricity and sewage even 50 years ago. Heck, even most city houses did't have toilet and bathroom in every flat. If someone said I'm going next door, it means that he/she is going to the toilet because it was outside the house
Poor rebuttal and observation
Most of our old village homes are built wih wood or grass structures or poor quality of bricks which cannot withstand the many forces of nature over the years. Also many of our provinces are lying in a earthquake prone areas
I have been to pretty much all parts of China. I have seen houses that were perfectly suitable to be modernized and yet got torn down and at the same spot they built an crappy ugly looking concrete monster void of any culture.
The house must first be able to meet people's various needs, then outside the so-called culture, the soul.
Chinese great, except you say ugly concrete, there are still a lot of art is full of a sense of traditional dwellings.
There will be no culture in those concrete monster, not in 1000 years. I have shown samples that it's possible to retain culture and incorporate modernity.
Chinese only a few buildings can save to 1000, because of the traditionalconstruction Oriental is to the wooden structure as the foundation, has the very big difference with europe.
I approve of your traditional culture into the modern architectural statement can,Chinese now also has in the traditional style using modern materials to buildhouses.
Culture and taste takes time, 1980, China rural most people do not have enough to eat, over the past 35 years, have some money to new built house, repairenough sense of art, even ugly can hardly be avoided.