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Regeneration of Atypical Ancient Villages Based on Phases of Proposal

With the list of traditional villages are constantly updated, more and more traditional village has attracted attention from society. But there are still a huge numbers of the Atypical Ancient Villages, which not on the "Traditional Village List", have not been well protected as they should be. It results in more and more depopulation and empty houses due to there are lack of enough protection and sufficient funds. Under those circumstances, the hollowization of these villages is becoming an increasingly serious problem. In fact, the empty village houses (including abandoned dwellings and empty architectural heritages) do not only waste land resources but also bring on many other problems such as safety hazard. Therefore, this article aims to takes HuanghuaPing Village as an example, to analyze the hollowing of Atypical Ancient Villages, and compares them with "empty house" problems in Japan. By learning from the research on Shodo-shima Horiuke area in Japan, we adopted the phases of proposal in HuanghuaPing Village design workshop, in order to explore a different activated solution for Atypical Ancient Villages. With the intervention of the new residents or visitors, and the structure network formed by the Aboriginal and the empty house as the main body, different activities will be implanted from the four stages of "spot problem" - "suggestion" - "implementation" - "feedback" to form a virtuous cycle to activate the village's vitality, and to regenerate the Atypical Ancient Villages.

Architectural Heritage, Hollowization, Regeneration of Village, The Atypical Ancient Villages

APA Style

Hui Chen, Xiyue Zheng. (2018). Regeneration of Atypical Ancient Villages Based on Phases of Proposal. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications, 4(2), 23-33.

ACS Style

Hui Chen; Xiyue Zheng. Regeneration of Atypical Ancient Villages Based on Phases of Proposal. Int. J. Archit. Arts Appl. 2018, 4(2), 23-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20180402.13

AMA Style

Hui Chen, Xiyue Zheng. Regeneration of Atypical Ancient Villages Based on Phases of Proposal. Int J Archit Arts Appl. 2018;4(2):23-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20180402.13

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