The typical ways of assembling a traditional chuandou timber frame in Tainan

Yi Chun Lin Fion, Min-fu Hsu

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Abstract

The concept of the Chuandou timber framing system in Taiwan originated in the building systems of Fukien and Guangdong in China. The influences from the living experience of Plain Aborigines and modern constructional knowledge developed during the Japanese Occupied period (1895-1945) result in the development and diversity of the Chuandou timber framing system in Taiwan. This Chuandou timber framing system is mainly composed of beams which penetrate or cross the columns at different heights to assemble the framing system. Mainly based on the investigations in the field works and the oral information interviewed from local master carpenters in Tainan area where was the earliest area explored and then developed by the Han immigrants from China, the purpose of this paper is therefore to show how timber components were put together to form a Chuandou timber frame.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006
Pages2112-2118
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 2006 Aug 62006 Aug 10

Publication series

Name9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006
Volume3

Other

Other9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period06-08-0606-08-10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science

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