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John Lin & Joshua Bolchover

House For All Seasons

Shaanxi Province

Shijia Village is located in the northern province of Shaanxi, near the city of Xi’an. The project was funded by the Luke Him Sau Charitable Trust with support from the Shaanxi Women’s Federation and The University of Hong Kong. Our project there looks at the idea of the vernacular village house and attempts to propose a contemporary prototype. By combining vernacular ideas from other regions of China as well as traditional and new technologies, the design is a prototype for a modern Chinese mud brick courtyard house.

Date: 2009-2012 Size: 380 sqm Total Cost: 53,400 usd Unit Cost: 140 usd/sqm