Design Library Image Collection
Archivision Addition Module FIVE--6,102 images
Type of View:
Secluded Pavilion of Parasol Tree and Bamboo (Wuzhu Youju, ¿¿¿¿), view looking west along the north flank
Date of View:
Named after a Chinese folk expression, "Where there are bamboo groves there are houses," and "With a Parasol tree (Firmiana simplex) in his yard, one is assured of a phoenix's coming and good fortune." It is a square pavilion with a hipped gable roofline and flying eaves. Each of the four sides are walled with a large moon gate in the wall creating a gai tian (celestial) symbolism.
¿ Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.
Addition Module FIVE
Landscape Architecture; altered landscapes; gardens
Humble Administrator's Garden
Wang Xiancheng (Chinese landscape architect, active ca. 1513-1550); Wen Zhengming (Chinese artist, 1470-1559)
ca. 1513-1551 (creation)
stone; stucco; wood; plantings
51,950 m2 (area)
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China