Lecture丨Cube Academy Summer Lecture - Tang Zhihua: The History of Architecture

In 2015, the cube lecture summer lecture was held in the cubic design B office on the afternoon of July 7. This lecture invited Mr. Tang Zhihua, the director, vice president and chief architect of Huayang International Design Group, to give a speech. The two major points of this lesson: 

1. Combine the history of architecture with the history of human development and tell the story of the development of architecture.

 2. Combine the aesthetics of the building with the structural features of the materials, so that people can understand the origins of the style genre more clearly. With profound knowledge, broad vision, humorous eloquence, and profoundly speaking, he told us about the history of architecture and benefited everyone.

Taking the easy and interesting architectural stories of the four ancient civilizations as the opening remarks of the lecture, Mr. Tang explained the development process of the architectural culture of ancient civilizations from the perspective of horizontal and vertical.

Teacher Tang: "All civilizations are derived from suffering. The history of human development is a history of resistance between mankind and nature."
With the four major civilizations, the three major systems, the two main lines, and the unification of the world as the chapter index, we have analyzed in detail the characteristics of architecture in various civilizations.

In the second chapter, Tang teaches the language of concrete by unifying the world, two branches, three sections of life, and four characteristics. We summarized the four characteristics of concrete: structural characteristics, construction characteristics, performance characteristics, concrete and industrialization of concrete.
Industrialization does not mean large-scale construction but uses industrial means to achieve unachievable results.

Teacher Tang believes that architects should not always think about twisting a building into a twist. The study of texture structure and attention to architectural details is the real cultivation of an architect.

The lectures were packed, and Tang’s wonderful speech received enthusiastic applause from everyone, inspired the thinking of the on-site architects, and opened up a heated discussion. Everyone seized the rare opportunity to present their own opinions and questions and communicate with Mr. Tang interactive.