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Guizhou architectural renovation on show in Paris

By Yang Jun in Guiyang | chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: 2020-10-21 Print

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This wooden structure is designed to provide a public space for villagers. [Photo by Mume Design/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Rural architecture from Guizhou province made its debut recently at an exhibition in Paris, France — 2020 Paris Design Week — showing traditional building techniques with modern functions.

The Guizhou project, designed by architectural firm Mume Design, turned three rural villages into creative places through the renovation of local wooden structures.

By working with local builders, villagers, craftsmen and masters, young architects from Mume Design devoted themselves to reinterpreting the traditional dwellings and making a connection between urban and rural design.

The exhibition in Paris has eight different themes and attracted 250 exhibitors. Mume's project falls under the "pioneer" theme because the organizer believed "it enables European audiences to recognize new Chinese planning methods.

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