chapter  6
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The environmental performance of a traditional courtyard house in China

ByBenson Lau, Brian Ford, Zhang Hongru

In the past, the central screen doors between the reception pavilions may have generally been closed (except in summer to allow air movement), and the visitor would have been forced to go either side of the first narrow court, not gaining a glimpse of the ceremonial hall until arriving at the imposing central doorway.