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Guangwei Ren


In Nanjing, China, there are many villages destroied by urban sprawl. It is pretty hard for these vernacular types of home to fit in the requirements of modern life or programs, thus poses a threat to their survival.

One typical district of village-in-city is chosen as a case to experiment the renewal of vernacular types. These renewal types are generated from existing types, new reqirements of people as well as the retrospection of historical trace.

I sincerely hope that the manipulation discussed in this design can not only function as a kind of dynamic improvement of vernacular forms, but also be universally applied to similar conditions Chinese traditional houses confronted with.


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