Architecture in the Eastern World

Following on from our last blog, we talked about the different styles of architecture that were built in our past mostly in the European areas. In this blog, we continue to explore the world of architecture to the East. The Eastern world was and continues to be, a primary leader in the development of architecture. 

India’s culture holds close to religious and cultural connection, which is evident in its architectural design by using small towers and colourful walls to express their religious devotion in architecture.

Malaysia demonstrates a cross between different cultures to create a balance between interior and exterior spaces. Inspired by Islamic design and Asian traditions, Malaysian Architecture shows beautiful resourcefulness in their humid island climate. Even today they continue to demonstrate this by bringing awareness to bamboo as a resourceful and sustainable construction material.  

Meanwhile, Japan uses unique designs combined with practicality to show the contrast and balance between purity and usefulness, tradition and discipline. The lands are scattered with remnants of old castles and houses built on traditional wooden structures and stools.

Just to the West, China continues to be scattered with old Imperial style palaces and temples. Specifically, the Forbidden City palaces show the classical Chinese and East Asian architecture. With walls 26 feet high, a moat 24 miles long, and more than 900 large rooms of bright colours it showcases the power and royalty of the Imperial era. China played a major role in bringing architecture to the modern ages with its futuristic and exciting new architectural structures. China continues to be a leading competitor in expanding the boundaries of architecture.

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