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The Four-cornered Pavilion of the Lin Family Mansion and Garden
Pavilions are a place for people to rest and enjoy the scenery. Often the most embellished buildings in a Chinese garden, they bring out the full beauty of a garden. The typical design of a pavilion creates the impression of delicate spaciousness, with the various faces of the structure patterned in square, circular, rhomboidal, triangular, hexagonal, octagonal, plum blossom, fan motifs, among others. The gabled roofs are either multi-inclined or, more commonly, of sweeping design. There are more than ten different pavilions in the Lin Family Garden complex, each unique in design, and fascinating in its own way.


Digital Archives of Historical Architecture in New Taipei City