Traditional wooden buildings of chinese minority, dong people: Part 2 "Nuki" construction system and allotment of timber

Yasuo Kataoka, Akihisa Kitamori, Hiroyuki Ochi, Kohei Komatsu, Takehiro Wakita

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The traditional wooden frame atructurea of Chineae Dong People have paased throogh the agea. We investigated the details of the construction system of drum towers, bridges, gates, granaries and drama stages in Dong villages, which are constructed with posts and beams. The beams penetrate the columns and are connected and stiffened without using wedges. In addition, nails and steel connectors are not used. The purpose of the investigation is to make clear the construction system of the traditional wooden structures. We deciphered the allotment of timber written on the surface of bamboo, which were very important for marking, processing and construction of the structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1108
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Issue number664
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun
Externally publishedYes



  • Allotment of timber
  • Chinese architecture
  • Construction system
  • Dong people
  • Nuki structure
  • Traditional wooden structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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