Chinese Earth-Sheltered Dwellings: Indigenous Lessons For Modern Urban Design


by Golany, Gideon S.

Chinese Earth-Sheltered Dwellings: Indigenous Lessons For Modern Urban Design

Price:  US$25.96   (SGD33.71*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 177 pages
Published:  1992, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  0824813693
SB#:  033966 (752)

About This Book

Based on extensive field work and a wide range of published materials, this fascinating book is the first comprehensive study of [below-ground habitats (yaodong) that today house some forty million Chinese], introducing the reader not only to a unique class of dwelling but also to the culture of its inhabitants. Its clearly written text and excellent illustrations present a wealth of material on an important type of vernacular housing and respond to the increasing international interest in the development of modern, sophisticated methods for creating earth-sheltered space usage.


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