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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2020 2:50 p.m. PST

"Siheyuan is constructed in an enclosed style. That is, there are walls in four directions and the gate is closed in most cases except for going out. A regular courtyard in east-west Hutong generally faces south in Beijing, and its unique orientation is determined on the basis of Feng Shui Studies of China. The rules and regulations to make an Old Beijing Courtyard can be divided according to the size of it. There are three major sizes: large size, medium-size and small size. A medium Siheyuan is a more common one, which is composed of the gate, the outer yard, the inner courtyard and the backyard. The design and construction of Siheyuan are quite easy. The material is also very simple, instead of steel and concrete, it is made of tiles and wood. The overall tone is grey, giving people a simple and comfortable feeling. The structure with wood as its core is relatively light, which is a good resistance to earthquake…"

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Trokoshea19 Aug 2020 3:56 a.m. PST

In case you wonder, I went to see the Trumpeter website and this is the only 1/100 building they've produced so far.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 11:08 a.m. PST

And it's not bad… (smile)

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