Architecture Feature Study of Traditional Pawnshop in Macau
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Macao is the intersection of Chinese and western culture. The development of the special background makes the city buildings there display the characteristics of both cultures, which can also be reflected by the traditional pawn buildings. As the witness of Macao's financial history and epitome of the pawn industry in Macao and even Guangdong area, traditional pawn buildings are precious cultural heritage no matter in architectural form or in cultural value. The main objective of this study is to explore the forming conditions of traditional pawn buildings and their detail preservation. This paper will deal with the morphological types of traditional pawn buildings in Macao and contribute to the heritage of the world cultural legacy.
Macau; Traditional pawnshop; Architecture feature