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Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering, 2024, 6(2); doi: 10.25236/AJAGE.2024.060205.

Research on Architectural Culture and Kiln Dwelling Forms in Yulin Area, Northern Shaanxi Province


Zequn Li, Hui Wang

Corresponding Author:
Zequn Li

School of Architecture and Arts, University of Northern Technology, Beijing, China


The traditional kiln cave dwellings in northern Shaanxi are not only the main habitat of people's daily life, but also an important carrier of regional culture. The architectural morphological characteristics of kiln cave dwellings in Yulin are shown in detail by adopting various methods, such as data analysis, flat elevation section analysis and model drawing analysis. From a theoretical point of view, the traditional residential compounds in Yulin are mainly represented by kiln courtyard and mixed courtyard, and also show the regional characteristics of kiln as the main body and kiln houses integrating with each other. This study aims to provide scientific basis for the protection and inheritance of traditional residential compounds, as well as for the reuse of kiln cave architecture, which has the qualities of "ecology, greenness and environmental protection". This study aims to provide scientific basis for the conservation, inheritance and reuse of the "ecological, green and environmental protection" qualities of kiln architecture.


Kiln Cave, Architectural Culture, Building Forms, Traditional Houses, Northern Shaanxi Province

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Zequn Li, Hui Wang. Research on Architectural Culture and Kiln Dwelling Forms in Yulin Area, Northern Shaanxi Province. Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 2: 25-30. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJAGE.2024.060205.


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