Design Studio / Wuhan University:

Rebuild of Dukunfu Remain

 

Time: 9/2016 - 11/2016

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Dukunfu

Instructors:

Han Ling, Chaoqun Liu

Key words:

Traditional Chinese village, Remains, Museum, Tourism

Dukunfu

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Traditional village preservation is more than turning the village into a tourist attraction. Young people leave their village for modern city life. Even though some traditions survive, they turn into a form of entertainment for the tourists. The remain might be an opportunity to be a museum of traditions. Instead of the celebration of ‘keeping the tradition’, the museum of traditions is a place for people to mourn and rethink.

 

 

 

The design task requires us to add a new building on the ruins of Dukunfu in Peitian village, China. Dukunfu was destroyed by fire in 1994. Only two walls and wing-rooms are left. These are the questions need to be answered. How to show the history of the site? How to use the traditional elements in Peitian village? How to cater for the need of increasing tourists?

Peitian Village

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Strategy

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My design tends to let the tourists experience the traditional way of life and understand the old way of life. Some traditional aspects still exist in modern life, which may become decoration or may become exhibits. In my design, the space and exhibits integrate and the boundary between old and new become blurred. The core of the design is the courtyard which combines four patios together to form a new circulation. The surface of the remain needs to be protected. Instead of covering the surface with a glass box, I lift the building mass above the ground to provide shelter for the remain but also give people opportunity to touch the remain physically. It gives people a chance to get away from city life, let themselves immerse in nature, doing the same things as the ancestors did.

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Design Studio / Wuhan University:

Rebuild of Dukunfu Remain

 

Time: 9/2016 - 11/2016

1/4

Dukunfu

Instructors:

Han Ling, Chaoqun Liu

Key words:

Traditional Chinese village, Remains, Museum, Tourism