Analysis on the Layout Evolution and External Space Characteristics of the Red Gate Palace in Taishan
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Red Gate Palace in Taishan
Guiding space
Courtyard space
Space characteristic



Submitted : 2021-07-27
Accepted : 2021-08-11
Published : 2021-08-26


This article organizes and analyzes the historical evolution as well as the current situation of the Red Gate Palace, and probes into the artistic characteristics of the exterior space of the building. The conclusions are as follows: Relying on the unique forest environment of Mount Tai, the Red Gate Palace forms an impression of negative yin-yang where it is overlooking waters and with hills at the back. The guiding space comprising of the climbing route, the archway, and the Feiyun Pavilion which is built on the crossroad plays the role of guidance and suggestion; forming a complete spatial sequence with rhythm. The courtyard space which constitutes the east and west courtyards, in addition to the Little Taishan Temple is reasonable and ingenious in layout along with rich as well as well-proportioned spaces, and pleasant in scale.


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