• Can Architecture Save China's Rural Villages? DnA's Xu Tiantian Thinks So

    6 monthes ago - By Arch Daily

    Bamboo Pavilion. Image © Zhou Ruogo
    Travel seven hours by car in a Southwest direction from Shanghai and you will arrive in Songyang County. The name is unfamiliar to many Chinese people, and even more foreign to those living abroad. The county consists of about 400 villages, from Shicang to Damushan. Here, undulating lush green terraces hug the sides of Songyin river valley, itself the one serpentine movement uniting the lands. Follow the river and you will see: here, a Brown Sugar Factory ; there, a Bamboo Theatre ; and on the other side, a stone Hakka Museum built recently but laid by...
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