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Five Scattered Houses

From southern China, this entry makes a compelling case for reinterpreting the traditional building culture. An innovative translation of a historical house typology to a series of modern dwellings is proposed for the city center.

Ecologically, the project is merited for its sensitive deployment of low-cost natural resources, reactivating the manufacture of low-tech, handmade structures, and the use of recycled materials. 

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Using professional standing to change the status quo
Holcim Awards winner is now Pritzker Prize Laureate
Historical house typology constructed in modern city center
Prizes awarded to sustainable construction projects in Asia Pacific
Comments of the Jury for the Region Asia Pacific
Project Entry 2005 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Ningbo, China
Wang Shu
Main Author
Wang Shu
City Tectonic Institute of China, Academy of Art, China
Lu Wenyu
Main Author
Lu Wenyu
Amateur Architecture Studio, China
Acknowledgement prize 2005
Asia Pacific
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