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Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering, 2022, 4(3); doi: 10.25236/AJAGE.2022.040308.

A Study of the Traditional Architectural Features of the Bai Dwellings in Dali


Li Yan1,2, Wang Pohsun2,3, Zhou Junling1,3

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


The dwelling architecture in different parts of China contains different regional characteristics, reflecting the local ethnic history and culture and the interaction between people and the regional and social environment. Dali is a Bai settlement, with many Bai villages. These villages have a long history and a deep cultural heritage, and have preserved a number of residential buildings with ethnic characteristics that have some artistic value. This study looks at the historical and cultural aspects of Dali, its natural environment and humanistic customs to understand the characteristics and uniqueness of the architectural art of Bai folk houses in Dali, and selects characteristic folk houses courtyards in Dali for study. The characteristics and problems of Bai folk architecture are analysed, and relevant research results and countermeasures are proposed to solve these problems.


residential architecture, regional colour, architectural art, humanistic customs, the Bai nationality

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Li Yan, Wang Pohsun, Zhou Junling. A Study of the Traditional Architectural Features of the Bai Dwellings in Dali. Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 3: 48-57. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJAGE.2022.040308.


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