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Traditional Chinese Houses 

Lilong house, a modern Chinese urban multi-family housing type, was developed from the regional traditional house with the influence of western housing. It has been constructed and transformed for a century till the middle of 20C.  

sharp contrast between the Lilong housing site and a newly built skyscraper

gate to an alley(Lilong)

alley (Lilong)

wood structure

Shikumen or Lilong housing

typical early Lilong house at Gongshun-li, Shanghai

skywell yard(Tianjing) with bird's eye view

skywell yard(Tianjing) of a Shikumen with worm's eye view

roof terrace (Shaitai)

Lilong of a New Shikumen site