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MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA part II)

Baizhou Cai

Zhangfenglu Ecological Cultural Leisure Town (Beijing)

In 2014 the President of China Xi Jinping expressed his view on current Chinese architecture, he specifically said he no longer want to see ‘weird buildings’ being built. A number of policies were released supporting a new wave of development and revival of traditional Chinese vernacular architectures. This project explores the modernisation of the local vernacular 'Siheyuan'.