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《Journal of Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture》 2002-S1
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Architecture and Life Care

Han Zenglu (The Cultural Institute of Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture,Beijing 100044)  
The health of people is closely related to the building, which is an artificial environment of nature made by man himself. According to the idea of Chinese philosophy "Tianren Heyi", it is man who is only one part of nature, meanwhile ,he is regarded with nature as an organic whole. Man should follow the example of nature and learn from it in order to be a good student of nature. "Tianren Heyi" is an ideal state of Chinese architecture. It is not only an intermediary theory of Chinese philosophy affecting Chinese architecture, but also a Chinese architectural, geographical as well as environment psychological theories.As far as "FengShui" theory is concerned, we should take human needs and demands into account when we want to choose a place to build,design or construct our dwelling buildings so that we can create a good environment of living.The beauty of the building doesn't exist in its form of luxury,but in its function of practice. As to the relationship of human beings and building, the latter should have the function of hygiene and Life Care.It should not at least make any trouble or do any harm to people.These problems is stated in the age-old theory of Chanese FengShui and the book of ancient Rome architect M.Vitruii Have named "De Architectura Libri Decem". In view of the problems involved in the damage of life and harm to the body, we should follow the principle to "Discard the dross and select the essential", "Get rid of the false and retain the true"and "Make the past serve the present and foreign serve Chaina". We should attach most importance to people in order to build the idea of Life Care as the root of plant in the construction of our dwelling building.
【CateGory Index】: TU-023
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