Beijing is a city strongly featured by its types of architecture, generally is comprised of modern building and classical building. As for architecture, Beijing is famous for its ancient architecture including the imperial palace complex, prince mansion, siheyuan and hutong. Different people in different classes lived in the different types of houses. The ancient architecture of Beijing strongly shows the culture of Beijing in residence. In the meantime, as the development and modernization of Chinese architectural industry, many modern and fashionable buildings are also built in Beijing. Most of them are the masterpieces of internationally famous architects and designers, and some also as the avant-garde of international architecture, directly challenge the traditional aesthetical standard. These new-fashioned buildings in Beijing include: National Stadium built near to traditional architecture brings the visual impact from anisomerous and unharmonious aesthetics. The Water Cube and Bird’s Nest are also directly challenging the traditional standard of architectural aesthetics. Beijing shows its vitality and maturity via its architectural diversity.
Beijing Modern Architecture
Beijing Classical Architecture