Mapping Housing Transitions for Rural-Urban China
2019 - Current
Cornell project leadership: Leslie Lok (Director) / Design and Research Team: Linsen Chai, Jiaying Wei, Jiayi Xing, Jingxin Yang
Mapping Housing Transition examines the multivalent transformations of the rural-urban context in China. Rural housing is experiencing a drastic transition from local typologies to hybrids of the urban generic and the local-specific. The research unpacks the DNA of building material in relation to spatial and formal morphologies in traditional and self-constructed houses from various parts of China. Resulting visualization attempts to reveal collaged, emerged, mutated, and forced architectural narratives of various form of housing transformation.