Characteristics of Zen style

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Overview of the characteristics of Zen style: the representatives of Oriental Zen style courtyard are Chinese ink splashing landscape courtyard and Japanese washing sketch courtyard. Influenced by Chinese traditional philosophy and painting art, Chinese traditional gardens are represented by private gardens in the south of the Yangtze River, Lingnan gardens and so on. Such courtyards attach importance to the feelings of teachers' paintings, create artistic conception, and achieve the realm of blending feelings with scenery. The natural scenery in the courtyard is often endowed with personality beauty, moral beauty and spiritual beauty. The courtyard pursues a fresh and elegant style, pays attention to the accumulation of culture, pays attention to temperament and charm, and emphasizes the delicacy of points and surfaces

although Japanese courtyard has its own style, it also originated from Chinese culture. In the process of imitating the traditional Chinese landscape courtyard, the Japanese courtyard gradually got rid of the poetic charm and moved towards the realm of kujituo, forming the well-known "kujishan" courtyard. In addition, there are several types of Japanese courtyard, including the Zen garden with fine sand, the classical walking garden integrating lakes, bridges and natural landscapes, and the quiet tea garden surrounded by bamboo fences

in terms of gardening techniques, Chinese traditional gardens "advocate nature and imitate nature", use natural conditions within a limited space to simulate the beauty of nature, organically integrate architecture, mountains and rivers, and plants, unify natural beauty and artificial beauty, and create an artistic complex that is in harmony with the natural environment and integrates nature and man. In addition, the method of "seeing the big from the small" is often used, and the methods of blocking the scenery, borrowing the scenery, looking up, extending and increasing the fluctuation of the garden road are used to expand the sense of space by using the comparison of size, height, straightness, virtual reality and so on. The symbolic landscape is the most important element of the courtyard, followed by the architectural style, flowers and trees

the color of Chinese courtyard is relatively neutral, mostly gray white. The composition is mainly curve, and the winding path leads to seclusion. The courtyard structures are mainly wooden pavilions, platforms, corridors and pavilions, and the moon cave door and lattice window style black tile powder wall play a role of blocking or guiding or dividing the line of sight and swimming path. Garden plants have clear meanings and strict positions. For example, bamboo is planted behind the house, cinnamon is planted in front of the hall, peony and peony are planted in the flower bed, Wutong trees are planted in front of the steps, plantains are planted at the corner, Pinus bungeana is planted on the slope, lotus is planted in the pool, bamboo and stalagmites are used for scenery, stone tables and chairs are used for sketches, solitary stone appreciation, etc

the gardening techniques of Japanese courtyard, such as true, walking and grass, represent different styles from complexity to simplicity, from simulation to imitation. With the wonderful layout of water, stone and Shao, the courtyard expresses the profound Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism with simple materials and abstract techniques. The overall style of Japanese courtyard is quiet, simple and even frugal. It has wonderful colors, gray inside and outside, rather than tacky colors, and all kinds of embellishments are minimized. A stone Buddha statue or niche is essential in the courtyard. At the same time, flying stones, stepping, squatting and hand washing, and stone lanterns for lighting are typical features of Japanese courtyards

Japanese style courtyards pay more attention to the decoration of the ground. Wooden materials, especially wooden platforms, are often used in Japanese style courtyards. In the traditional Japanese style courtyard, the paving materials are usually irregular pebbles and river stones, in addition to gravel, residual wood, moss stone group and bamboo fence. The plants in the courtyard are mostly evergreen trees, such as Japanese black pine, cedar, arhat pine, cypress, etc. in addition, there are colored leaf trees, such as ginkgo, maple, red maple, cherry blossom, azalea, etc. Plants are often placed in key positions in the courtyard with traditional stone tools

creation of Zen style:

Zen home style is one of the popular home decoration styles in recent years. It is different from the luxurious publicity of European and American style, and from the natural freshness of pastoral style. Compared with the hardness of Chinese style, it pays more attention to a kind of artistic conception and transcendence. " Elegance begins in the floating world, and disturbance ends in the heart '. Entering a room means entering another state of life. Time will slow down, stop thinking about the past, and immerse yourself in your world

Simple carvings, bamboo curtains, antique furniture, Golden Buddha heads, etc These symbols with traditional characteristics directly display a strong Chinese flavor. Pay attention to the 'unity of heaven and man' in terms of materials, usually wood, stone, bamboo and other natural materials; The ceiling of the living room and the circular ceiling of the restaurant cater to the saying of 'round sky and place' in Chinese traditional culture. From the perspective of furniture accessories, most of them are dark. Furniture furnishings pay attention to symmetry, pay attention to cultural connotation, and then decorate them with Buddha heads, antiques, bonsai and exquisite handicrafts. Occasionally, the winding path leads to a secluded place, which also has the feeling of deep flowers and trees in the Buddhist temple. The antique study exudes a faint fragrance of books, which makes the faint taste of Zen spread in the study. It is simple and fashionable. In the design, the ingenious' borrowing scenery 'technique of Suzhou gardens is mostly used, that is, through the combination of virtual and real, the scenery is changed step by step, and the infinite artistic conception is obtained in the limited space

the creation of Zen can be carried out from many angles, such as color and decorations. In the design of the study, the designer dealt with these one by one. The white walls are in obvious contrast to the dark brown furniture and cabinets. The square shape of the furniture is ingeniously echoed with the chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Green plants are booming indoors. Opposite the working area, there is a leisure area, a short table and two cushions. After work, you can drink tea and talk about life with friends





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