Philippine colonial houses, to remain standing, employ a Chinese building technique, known as dougong. There are some cool online videos of scale models of dougong buildings being shaken in simulated earthquakes, and the engineering is impressive, indeed.
Examples of dougong houses can be found in Binondo, Vigan, Malolos, and elsewhere.
The architecture of the cafe also reportedly utilized the mechanics of the bucket arch (Dougong
in Chinese) structure, a system of brackets unique to traditional Chinese architecture, to provide sturdiness for the building.
Zhang, "Experimental study on stiffness of Dougong
in Chinese ancient buildings," Advanced Materials Research, vol.
Its name comes from 'dougong
' -- an ancient Chinese structural element of interlocking wooden brackets, used to support historical Chinese temples and palaces, and shows strongly through the bar's interiors.
Wining and dining venues will include GONG, London's highest bar on level 52, which takes its name from 'dougong
', an ancient Chinese structural element of interlocking wooden brackets that will be a component of the interior.
G?NG, London's highest bar on level 52, takes its name from 'dougong
' - an ancient Chinese structural element of interlocking wooden brackets that will be a component of the bar's interior.
Traditionally, China has had a rich architectural heritage within which even the most elementary architectural eye could identify common architectural motifs: Dougong
brackets that articulate the junction between column and beam; sweeping concave roofs that create distinctive silhouettes in both urban and wild rural contexts; brightly painted timber; and perhaps most fundamentally, the systematic grouping of buildings around courtyards, where the now overused Western architectural cliche of making inside/outside space had merit, authenticity and appropriateness.