Jintai Village


This project demonstrates a socially and environmentally sustainable prototype for earthquake reconstruction. The project is located in Sichuan Province, China and is supported by local government and NGOs. 22 houses are to be rebuilt including a community center. The new houses demonstrate new use of local materials, a green roof, biogas and accommodation for pigs and chickens. It is an investigation into modern rural livelihood. The importance of the project in this context is to provide an alternative model to the hundreds of thousands of homes already built after the 2008 earthquake. This project provides a viable new alternative based on a better understanding of the limitations of both traditional housing and modern generic housing.

Commission Date: April 2012  Completion Date: 2017 Size: 4,000 sqm Total Cost: 600,000 USD Unit Cost: 150 USD/sqm