Asian History and Culture MuseumOctober 2019 - January 2020
The incorporation of circles and curves ties back to the importance of circles in Asia, specifically Chinese culture. It represents harmony, which can also be represented by the yin and yang. Although referred to by different names, the yin and yang philosophy is prevalent in other Asian cultures as well, such as Korea and Japan.
Other various details, such as the tiered roofing, columns, and lanterns also tie back to the Asian cultures.