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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.  

Mapping Housing Transition is supported by the Cornell PCCW Grant. 
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Mapping Housing Transition
Mapping Housing Transition

Mapping Housing Transition

Mapping Housing Transition

Anhua, Hunan Self-Built Housing

Mapping Housing Transition

Beijing Courtyard House

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Foshan, Guangdong Self-Built Housing

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