migrant construction workers, urbanism, china, migrant-dwellings, construction sites, architectural structure
The thesis re-imagines the operation and impact of construction sites under fast urbanization in China, by studying the live + work practices of migrant construction workers. The thesis criticizes the existing introverted “Wall + Hut” construction paradigm, proposing an adaptable architectural structure around construction sites, which provides spatially an alternative urban nomad lifestyle for Chinese construction workers, and in return reconstruct the urban experience in China based on the increasing demand for migrant-dwellings and omnipresent construction sites.
Dong, Xiaoyan, "Never-Land" (2015). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 286.
Syracuse Architecture 2015
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