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Friday, February 20, 2009

Our Ancestral House

During the trip to our ancestral hometown, my grandparents brought us to our ancestral house, the house where my grandfather grew up. I was pleasantly surprised to note that the house is typically done in Chinese architecture. This means that the building itself takes up the whole property and there is an open space in the center (I do not know if that's considered a courtyard or a skywell). Too bad I was not able to take pictures. This is unlike typical Western architecture where the house is surrounded by a yard, which may need aluminum fence installation to enclose and define the property.

This type of architecture is supposedly good for ventilation. I love the enclosed design and I might just incorporated it into my dream house someday.

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