real estate, urban development, community
The project is a “urban renewal” project at Shibati Community in Chongqing, China. The title “Real Estate” suggested that the land never become “real” until there are activities, communications happened between the occupants. The government did several renovation project in Chongqing, either totally destroy the entire site and build a copy on the site by saying we are preserving the history, or solely refurnished the façade of the houses but leave the inside of the house at a rough condition. The project is a critique of what the Chinese government and other official agencies in China have tended to respond to the issue of urban renewal and preservation of the vernacular architecture.
Zeng, Wenxin, "Real Estate: Urban Renewal at Shibati Community, Chongqing" (2016). Architecture Thesis Prep. 316.
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