1tableedit.jpgThis is a model of a Chinese Temple bracket used in the Sung Dynasty, 960 C.E. 1279 C.E. This reconstruction is based in the Yingzao Fashi. ( A manual of construction of the Soung court ) The design is composed of a network of tight-fitting Dou components and Gong components, creating a flexible joint with structural integrity. Each successive piece relies on the component above and below it. This project was created during an architectural history seminar in 2003.