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Frontiers in Art Research, 2022, 4(17); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2022.041708.

Research on Decorative Patterns of Doors and Windows for Historical Architecture in Macau


Zhou Junling1,2,3, Wang Pohsun2, Zhang Shuyuan2

Corresponding Author:
Wang Pohsun

1College of Fine Arts, Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University, Guangzhou, 510665, China

2Faculty of Innovation and Design, City University of Macau, Macau, 999078, China

3State Key Lab of Subtropical Building Science, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510640, China


As the commerce and trade port for cultural exchange between China and Portugal, in modern times, Macau was endowed with all-inclusive, abundant and diverse historic features. After the historical architecture in Macau was made world heritage in the year of 2005, there was a new trend for studying Macau architectural culture at home and abroad, many of which were related to the architectural decorative patterns, but less emphasis was laid on the decorative patterns of doors and windows. Under the influence of the concept of “the house is crowned by the door” for Chinese architectural culture, as the important medium between internal space and external information of architecture, the decorative patterns of doors and windows reflect the spiritual symbol and humanistic characteristics of architecture itself in an even better fashion, presenting significant social historic values.


Macau; Cultural Heritage; Modern Architecture; Doors and Windows; Decorative Patterns

Cite This Paper

Zhou Junling, Wang Pohsun, Zhang Shuyuan. Research on Decorative Patterns of Doors and Windows for Historical Architecture in Macau. Frontiers in Art Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 17: 36-42. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2022.041708.


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