Rural Urban Framework (RUF) is the research and design collaborative between Joshua Bolchover and John Lin. The objective of our work is to engage in the rural-urban transformation of China and Mongolia through built projects, research, exhibitions and writing. We operate as a non-for-profit and collaborate with charities, private donors, Chinese Governmental Bureaus, and Universities. The work is conducted within the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong.


Rural Urban Framework named as part of DOMUS’s 50 Best Architecture Firms 2020

Renovation strategies for the ancient tulou was highly commended in AR New into Old 2019.

Angdong Hospital won the : RIBA Award for International Excellence 2016 as well as the RIBA Emerging Architect Award 2016

Rural Urban Framework won the Curry Stone Design Prize 2015

Check out some of our recent publications: Designing the rural and Topos 114|Fringes

Check out our latest research on Incremental Urbanism: Ulaanbaatar’s Ger District

Check out some recent articles on the work: AR October 2020 on LandBreathing new life: Tulou tower and plug-in, Lantian village, China by Rural Urban Framework + University of Hong Kong and Welcome to the yurt-opolis! How Mongolia is helping its nomads adapt to big city life