In this year’s 2020, the second decade from the turn of the century in Beijing the Capital of China also the People’s Republic of China, in which is also the year of the rat, marking its six hundred years anniversary of the Forbidden city that marks the transitional point of in between the middle of the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644) transitionally from Nanjing to Beijing towards the Qing Dynasty (1636-1644-1911) …. The Imperial Palace seen so many countless seasonally transitional equinoxes but further its six hundred years is iconic, but it’s five hundred ninety nine years it marks it Autumn Equinox…. In which it only took twelve years to build the same of the Daming Palace of The Tang Dynasty Xian Imperial Capital only it was least twenty times larger…

During the construction of the Forbidden City in which the Forbidden city is also known to be the second Construction of the Palace museum in which Beijing was considered due it was a lower cost than the original site in which have cost more due to its location of being remote location also the cost rebuilding a whole imperial capital city from the ground up during half way from the Ming Dynasty from Nanjing to Zhongdu – Beijing- But the prequel to this architectural splendour, hidden about 1,000 kilometers away in Fengyang county, Anhui province- China – People’s republic of China..  Both in which have receiving having the same amount of earthworks but the Zhongdu site was halted …..

A bird’s-eye view of the Zhongdu site in Fengyang county, Anhui province Forbidden city mark One..

 Both in which have receiving having the same amount of earthworks but the Zhongdu site was halted …..  “Earth work: thick and loaded.” The earthwork was the original existence of the Forbidden City when it was built, but few people have heard stories about it for 600 years. How to excavate the foundation of the “full house” palace in the Forbidden City? How to ramming a “thousand-layer cake”-like foundation cushion? How can layers of broken bricks and rammed earth protect the palace from the earthquake? Strong and durable, thick and load-bearing. Earthwork, quietly listening to the footsteps of people who have come and go over the six hundred years. 

In which the Forbidden City Palace Museum is releasing Official Ancient Architecture Construction Skills” series of short films 1-8 episodes full version….

The first episode of “earth work: thick and carrying” the
second episode of “stone work: steady and steady” the
third episode of “material work: complement each other” the
fourth episode of wood work: the square inch of the
fifth episode The Wazuo: Set and Hope”
sixth episode of “Wazuo: Still and Hope Moves” “Oil Creation: Thickness and Degree”
Episode 7 “Colour Painting: Wooden Clothes and Fairy Embroidery”
Episode 8 “Papering: Flexible Outside and Tough Inside”


八大作 – 第一集《土作:厚而载物》。土作是紫禁城营建时最初的存在,但六百年来,很少有人听见关于它的故事。紫禁城的“满堂红”宫殿基础如何开挖?“千层饼”般的地基垫层如何夯筑?一层层的碎砖夯土如何保护宫殿在地震中安然无恙?坚固耐久,厚而载物。土作,静静地聆听着六百年间往来者的足音

Imagines credits are of the Forbidden City –Imperial Palace –Beijing – China- People’s Republic of China also from the Series Weibo北京卫视上新了故宫 Treasures in the Forbidden City…

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