Submitted by: Green Building Research Center,Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology, Shaanxi Province, Chin
Implemented country: China
Title: Evolved Traditional Earth Houses of Western China
The project provides environmentally-sustainable and affordable earth housing designs, with improvement of traditional building techniques and the living quality of those living in poverty in rural regions of Western China. Earth is used as the principal building material and successfully saves energy and keeps housing costs low. More than 400,000 square meters of housing have been built according to the designs in this project, all respecting the local culture and coping with the local climate.