Field Reconstruction

The current worldwide rural challenges are being manifested in China’s recent rural reconstruction efforts. This class investigates rural villages and provides analysis of the current rural society including its agricultural production and construction systems. A discussion of new development strategy in the rural site aims to reconstruct its physical environment and its social fabric. A series of studies into building methodology examine aspects of location, ecology, natural materials, construction collectives, tectonics, forms, and shelters. A comprehensive solution to the selected place is discussed, through architectural prototypes, intervention strategies, and media dissemination. These chain link events contribute to the reconstruction of village collectives in the future.