A Primary Discussion on the Characteristics of Hui Nationality Architecture in Shaanxi
Yang Hong'an(Nortbwestern institute of Architectural Engineering)
In a certain degree, the function of building of Shaanxi Hui nationality stresses the local national characteristies. A scheme quadragles linking is generally em-ployed for the architectural plan of a Muslem mosque, the central building of which is a large hall. As to the fuction, a mosque is designed with the problem of a silent prayerful atmosphere in mind. It expresses religious solemnity and majesty. Islamic and Arabian styles are adopted for its decoration. And the use of building materials and technique are blent with an architectural tradition of Chinese nationalities, the primary of which is the Han nationality. The architectural characteristics fully empress that three cultures are de-veloping in harmony with each other.