Discussion on the Changes and Renewal of the Earth Dwellings in Gannan*
Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an, 710055, Shanxi
In recent years, it is in a special period of agricultural transformation in China. As the living concept and the requirements for living space have been making a great shift, the traditional settlement space can no longer satisfy the modern agricultural production and living needs any more. Taking the earth dwellings in Gannan as the research object, this paper studied on changes of the traditional dwellings and the renewal methods of native earth dwellings. Based on a lot of investigation and interviews, the paper analyzed the transition of the construction material, techniques and the experiences about how to use and adapt to the nature during the traditional dwellings construction.
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