Healthy Buildings Have Existed in China Since Ancient Times

@article{Chen1997HealthyBH,
  title={Healthy Buildings Have Existed in China Since Ancient Times},
  author={Qigao Chen and Ya Feng and Gonglu Wang},
  journal={Indoor and Built Environment},
  year={1997},
  volume={6},
  pages={179 - 187}
}
The historical experience in China of constructing healthy buildings over many centuries merits even more attention today. Using the quadrangle as a basic style, buildings have been constructed in this way from ancient China to the present time. It is a style found in all areas of the country. The buildings in which people lived in ancient China were designed according to the doctrine of wind and water (which in Chinese is called feng shui). Today we would describe this as a philosophy for… 

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