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Chinas architectural art is a particularly beautiful branch in the tree of world civilization Chinese architecture is considered to be one of the three major architectural systems in the world The other two major architectural systems are Islamic architecture and European architecture The Chinese and European structures continued over the longest period of time and spread over the widest area They had brilliant achievements and interacted with each other This essay focuses on the effect of European architecture on Chinese architecture in terms of interior design and architectural form Since 19th century when some Chinese architects went aboard to study architecture especially in European European architecture has influenced traditional Chinese architecture Therefore some architecture with European style was built in some cities After that new Chinese architectural style gradually replaced the traditional architectural style in some ways This replacement must have to make some impacts between modern and traditional These impacts mainly impresses on materials and colours of interior design In addition balcony and curved sculpture of exterior design are also mainly impressed aspects In a word although traditional Chinese architecture was so beautiful it still did not withstand the charming of European architecture Firstly traditional Chinese interior design absorbed European interior design style and continues to gorge ahead by complying with the requirements of modern time Traditional Chinese interior design has sic characters The first characteristic is its use of wooden structural frame with pillars and beams There are three special architectural features resulted from the use of wood One is that the depth and breadth of interior space is determined by the wooden structural frame Another one is the development of the technique of applying colour lacquers to the structure to preserve the wood The last one is the technique of building a structure on a platform to prevent damage from moisture The second character is the highly varied colour murals Murals have both symbolic and aesthetic significance and may
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