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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2018, Vol. 6 Issue (6) : 24-35
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Strategies and Technical Approaches of Rural Tr aditional Building Renewal in China’s Rural Revitalization Movement
Xiaodong XU1(), Yuchi SHEN2
1. Associate Professor of School of Architecture, Southeast University
2. Ph. D Candidate of School of Architecture, Southeast University
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In the context of China’s current policy-oriented Rural Rejuvenation movement, through case studies, the paper reviews protection and renewal strategies and approaches of traditional rural buildings, ranging from preservation and reshaping of traditional architectural formal elements and group characteristics, contemporary interpretation and application of traditional construction techniques, to introduction of semiindustrialized construction modes and new structural organizing approaches. Based on theoretical and technical studies of sustainability, this paper puts forward a new semi-industrialized intervention mode, called “micro-renewal,” which is more applicable for renewal practices in rural China. Finally, illustrating with an authentic micro-renewal case, the “Embedded House” in Dainan Town in Xinghua, Jiangsu Province, the paper demonstrates that this new semiindustrialized intervention offers a paradigm to strategies, techniques, and alternatives for future architectural renewal and protection in rural China.

Keywords Rural Revitalization      Rural Traditional Buildings      Micro-Renewal      Technical Approach      Semi-Industrialized Construction     
Corresponding Authors: Xiaodong XU   
Issue Date: 25 January 2019
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Xiaodong XU,Yuchi SHEN. Strategies and Technical Approaches of Rural Tr aditional Building Renewal in China’s Rural Revitalization Movement[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(6): 24-35.
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