FC: Homes in China and Mexico
1: In Mexican Style homes the emphasis on interior decorations should be noted. They also use very vivid colors and have intricate tile work.
2: Traditional courtyard homes in Shanxi Province are rectangular. Many are cave homes, with arched rooms dug into the loess hills, making home that were cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Ordinary people could have only three rooms per building.
3: Traditional homes in Mexico are similar to traditional homes in China because of the use of arches. However more modern style homes in Mexico are cubed shape and arches are not used as much. The photo on the left shows the use of arches and the photo on the right shows a more modern home.
4: Courtyards in the country sometimes had gardens
5: Courtyards in Mexico also have gardens, but many of the upscale houses will have pools.
6: This is the ruins of a peasant's home
7: There are some similarities in the landscape but the peasant's dwellings in Mexico are made of wood.
8: The tiled roof of more wealthy people's homes had fantastic animals guarding against misfortune
9: In Mexico ceramic roofing is popular among wealthier people. Another style that is often used is Stucco roofing.
10: This shows the use of different colors contrasting each other which is typical in Mexican style homes.
11: In conclusion, houses in Mexico and houses in China share some similarities, but the differences are easy to spot.