As found houses: Experiments from self-builders in rural China

CAD 44.00

As found houses: Experiments from self-builders in rural China

CAD 44.00

In rural China, an informal wave of building catalysed by economic and social developments has rendered some villages unrecognisable. This building boom, taking place in a context of limited regulations, has created densities more often found in urban areas. At the same time, the rapid transformation of rural villages has generated some remarkable hybrid experiments where rural builders use generic construction methods to adapt, modify, graft, cleave and wrap traditional vernacular typologies. These typologies have existed for hundreds of years and represent an accretion of localised building knowledge and cultural identity. Where often these typologies are preserved and maintained as tourist destinations, this book looks at those instances where families transform them to account for new ways of living.

 

John Lin, Sony Devabhaktuni

Applied Research + Design Publishing, 2020

24 X 17 cm, 200 pages

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