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Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering, 2023, 5(7); doi: 10.25236/AJAGE.2023.050704.

Environment·Feature·Culture—Inheritance and Innovation of Traditional Regional Architecture in Jiangnan—Take Suzhou Museum as an Example


Yuqing Du, Yanbing He

Corresponding Author:
Yanbing He

School of Architectural & Artistic Design, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, 454003, China


The regional architecture of Jiangnan is a bright material and cultural treasure in China. The well-preserved traditional private gardens of Jiangnan and the low-slope buildings with whitewashed walls and tiles set the tone of the overall environment, which together constitute the traditional style of the whole old town of Suzhou. In the presence of the gradual expansion of the scale of modernized buildings, the disappearance of the regional characteristics of new buildings and the phenomenon of the convergence of styles, the Suzhou Museum designed by I.M. Pei has been able to perfectly integrate into the traditional architectural complex of the old city of Suzhou and maintain its own unique charm. Taking Suzhou Museum as an example, this paper starts from three perspectives of environment, feature and culture to study how architects inherit and innovate the traditional regional architecture of Jiangnan in the context of the new era, so as to achieve the effect of blending the old with the new and complementing each other.


Jiangnan regional architecture, Suzhou Museum, Architectural design, Traditional culture, Modern architecture

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Yuqing Du, Yanbing He. Environment·Feature·Culture—Inheritance and Innovation of Traditional Regional Architecture in Jiangnan—Take Suzhou Museum as an Example. Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 7: 20-26. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJAGE.2023.050704.


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