MEMORY AND ARCHITECTURE --- RENEWAL OF A HISTORICAL COMMUNITY IN LINJIANG NEIGHORHOOD, QUANZHOU, CHINA
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China is developing at a tremendous pace. Today, walking along the streets of any major Chinese city is not unlike many western cities, except for the higher density of both buildings and of people. However, rapid economic development and urbanization have led to an enormous amount of demolition of traditional neighborhoods and the redevelopment and construction of new urban districts throughout the country. The historic neighborhoods are being devoured, resulting in a dramatic loss of tradition life style and living memory. In my thesis, I probe into the question, "how can we preserve traditional Chinese lifestyle while rebuilding the urban fabric of traditional Chinese neighborhood? " I explode this question at the scale of the district and the scale of the family house..