Research Centre: Rural Urban Lab
With an emphasis on the traditional rammed house typology, House for All Seasons Project combines modern design and rural traditional living. Providing a showcase for villagers and visitors, this project has the potential to change the preconception of the traditional Chinese courtyard house. The project promotes the use of sustainable alternatives to building materials by utilizing rammed earth, bio-gas, rainwater storage and reed bed cleansing systems.
House for All Seasons is the winner of the AR House Award 2012. The project began as an experiential learning workshop at The University of Hong Kong led by Assistant Professor John Lin, and funded by the Luke Him Sau Charitable Trust.