Hello all, I've been learning more about traditional Chinese interior designs (mostly Ming and Qing dynasties) and one area I'm a bit confused about is the doors. It seems that in Chinese architecture, all of the rooms are physically separate halls, therefore there are no doors separating rooms within the same hall. When separate halls are connected, there is simply an open passageway with no door. Few of the doors aside from the entrance have locks or doorknobs of any sort, and they are simply pushed open and shut. Here is what I've gathered so far, but I'm not sure if it's correct.
- Two doorknobs
- Bolt locks
- Leaf door
- Solid bottom with open latticework at top
- Decorative carvings
- No doorknobs
- No locks
- Leaf door or folding
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Are there any doors separating rooms within the same hall as shown in this image?
Edited by crestind, 11 May 2011 - 03:34 AM.