Updated 4 years 8 months ago

I plan to investigate Bai Minority architecture. I am always fascinated by the different architecture around the world. This started off when I started getting more interested in the history of building when I went traveling in Europe with my parents. I also enjoy noticing little tiny details of buildings and why it was made in that shape. So I plan to learn more about the architecture and if there is a meaning or a reason of why they build house and other buildings the way they do in that community.

Updated 4 years 8 months ago

I really don't know much about architecture in Xizhou but I know how they make the tiles for the roof of houses. They would use clay, cut it up, put it on this wheel like thing and spin it so it would be flat on all sides. I found it really fascinating because the person managed to cut the piece of clay up perfectly and basically with the same distance every time he did. I learned this in Lijiang when I went there for China Alive last year. I also know that in Xizhou, some buildings are decorated by the Bai designs.

Updated 4 years 8 months ago

Before I started all my research, I used keywords such as Bai, minority, architecture, Yunnan, Xizhou and China in search engines like Google. i would also try different combinations of the keywords I would use for my research. 

Updated 4 years 2 weeks ago

The main point that I hope to share with my audience would be the meaning of the main entry gate to living structures in Bai Minority architecture. I want to design my own gate for the Microcampus group with all the information that I have learned during my time here. I want to put in the special meaning of Microcampus and our B4 group into this gateway that I design.

About This Learner

Hey I'm Clara. I'm an 8th Grader in Shanghai American School Puxi. I am Korean though I've lived in Korea for four years, the US for two, Singapore for six and Shanghai for about a year and a half. I love challenges and trying new things. I so excited about being in Xizhou.