Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing, Yale Club of Beijing and the Yale School of Architecture
Chinese vernacular buildings are often referred to as “spectacles without architects”. During this talk, Ms. Pu and the speakers will introduce the "spirit of place" in each type of vernacular buildings — the cave house, the stilt house, the earth structure and the courtyard. They will also discuss the potential for developing modern architectural forms that incorporate traditional elements derived from these indigenous houses, and how doing so would fulfill architecture’s ultimate purpose to enrich the spirit of its dwellers.
The language of the event will be Chinese.
Registration and Payment
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Remarks and Q&A
M.Arch Candidate 2017 at Yale School of Architecture
Xiaoyi Pu is currently completing her master’s degree at the Yale School of Architecture. She has worked at world-renowned architecture firms, has received a number of awards from international architecture competitions such as the AISC competition, and is a frequent columnist on architecture in China and the U.S. Her new book, Chinese Vernacular Buildings, is based on a yearlong research project. Over the course of a year, she traveled throughout China to traditional houses in Anhui, Shanxi, Guizhou, Fujian, and Beijing.