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Different methods of food production in the east and west over several thousand  years have far-reaching impacts on their own cultures. If the east is known for its farming culture based on ‘water’, the western civilization is a nomadic one with ‘oil’ as its soul. These have not only affected their national food structure, but their cultures. For instance, water is used as the diluent for the traditional painting in China, while the western classic oil painting applies oil as its diluent. In addition, the living and production modes have fundamentally influenced the architecture in the east and west.
This is particularly true in the south of Yangtze River in China, where water and the buildings of wooden structure depend on and complement each other. Our project, Nanjing Old House Clubhouse, is just located in the water town, south of Yangtze River. In the project of the ancient house renovation, we modernize many traditional elements. The wooden folded screens are decorated like the rain that falls without break in June in the south of Yangtze River, thanks to the change of patterns and the use of nickel-plated material. The blue bricks used indoors are wrapped up with natural silk rather than being baked with clay, making it look noble and feel silky.
Set against the bright moon in the sky, Nanjing Old House Clubhouse looks so beautiful.