A HOUSE A HOME II: TRADITIONAL MODERN
HKU SPRING 2020 DESIGN STUDIO


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This studio focuses on developing design approaches to renovating traditional houses in rural China through an understanding of contemporary rural livelihoods and an analysis of the traditional house type from five different climatic regions throughout China. The goal is to ‘modernize’ these traditional homes as we critically re-examine the work of last semester - by rediscovering and applying the many lessons and strategies from our study of Modernist Houses as well as critically discarding and updating some concepts. While the rural can be considered the front lines of the urbanization process, the challenge of designing for the contemporary rural household allows us to both look back and forwards, updating our understanding of the ‘modern’ and the ‘traditional’ for today’s world.

Teaching: John Lin, Roberto Requejo Belette, Su Chang, Lidia Latoi, Haotian Zhang
Assistant: Sun Yi

Stuents: Jennie Bao, Christy Chan, Hyewon Jung, Christie King, Joyce Lam, Daemon Lau, Jesy Lau, Avery Li, Lily LU, Ivan Suen, Hannah Shao, Haylee Tai, Casey Yip


















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