Publication: Research on the human settlements construction wisdom of Zhashui phoenix ancient town in China based on natural landscape
China has a vast territory in which the settlement areas, after more than 5,000 years of civilization development, have gradually evolved into the living environments with different characteristics, rich traditional oriental cultures and unique constructing methods and wisdom, showing their own styles in the history of city construction in the world. However, the rapid development of urbanization in China has posed a certain impact on the local traditional space, and the historical context and spatial features of many traditional settlement areas has been submerged in the tide of rapid urbanization. Under this background, it is somewhat unusual for Phoenix Ancient Town of Zhashui County located in the hinterland of Southern Shaanxi Qinling Mountains to retain the whole living environment of the traditional characteristics. Here the traditional street space is integrated with the surrounding landscape, which is a precious historical and cultural heritage, and implies the Chinese wisdom in the construction of the traditional living environment.
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