The 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Design Trust is delighted to share Feature Grant project “Split Lives: Stories from the Underground House” led by University of Hong Kong Department of Architecture academic and architect researchers, Joshua Bolchover and John Lin of Rural Urban Framework, is featured in the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. It examines the process of rural to urban transformation of China and Mongolia through built projects, research, exhibitions and writing. Stories of the split lives of these dwellings and their inhabitants reveal a glimpse into what life is like in rural China today, operating between the scale of the house and the scale of the territory. The exhibition experience includes a 1:1 installation model and video projection to allow the visitors to experience the space of the underground house. The project elucidates the dialectic between the past and the present, the traditional and the generic, and the rural and the urban, that shapes and configures China’s contemporary condition today, as well as reveal a glimpse into what life is like in China today.
Click this video to know more about the process of rural to urban transformation.