Principal Investigator : A/P Li Xiaodong
Contact : 68743526
The project is intended as an academic design/research hands-on program to understand the local vernacular architecture through the basic comprehension of environment, social and building conservation in UNESCO World Heritage site in Lijiang , Yunnan , China . The research work is funded by NUS, with sponsorships from Lee Foundation, Singapore International Foundation (SIF/YEP) and others for the construction of Yuhu Elementary School expansion in Lijiang.
Book Citation :
The project is featured in Liane Lefaivre's article on "Critical Regionalism. A Facet of Modern Architecture since 1945" in Liane Lefaivre & Alexander Tzonis (Eds.), Critical Regionalism: Architecture and Identity in a Gobalized World, Prestel Verlag, 2003. Pp 52.
International forum on Architectural Education and Regionalism (IFAE 2003), held at Southeast University Nanjing, China December 2003.
The Yuhu Elementary School Expansion and Community Centre is now completed.
A display of the works on Lijiang Project was be held from 17 to 24 Feb 04 at the SDE Exhibition Hall, NUS.
The project is accepted to be featured in Architecture Review ( UK , one of the top Architectural practice publications). Also will be featured in Places ( US ) in October 2004.
The design on Yuhu School won EDRA/Places (Environment Design and research Association, US) best design award 2004.
This Project covers a wide range of investigations from folklore to structural engineering, from sociology to aesthetics, the results of which have been interpreted into the construction of a real project. It is a combination of research, pedagogy, practice and community service, which complies with Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) Beijing Charter – 2000, in searching of the continuity of the history of the Human Habitat.