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Rural Chinese Village Rebuilt With Eco-Friendly Homes And Rooftop Gardens

By Brian Spaen

China’s Sichuan Province has been hit with multiple natural disasters in the past decade, leading to the destruction of homes in rural areas. Rebuilding efforts like these are what spawned the Rural Urban Framework (RUF), who transforms rural communities to more collaborative urban environments. They completed a new projected out of the devastation in Jintai Village that features “green-roofed” homes and other sustainable benefits.

In 2008, the Sichuan earthquake had an 8.0 magnitude with total casualties reaching 68,636 in the province. It injured hundreds of thousands more and it left over 4.8 million people homeless. Just three years after that, the same area had to deal with massive floods and landslides that destroyed some of the rebuilt homes from the deadly earthquake.

To help those that have lost a home from a natural disaster, the goal was to create a more environmentally friendly neighborhood. The RUF created a prototype village that featured 26 houses built closely together. They were able to make as much use out of the useable land as possible while also mimicking an urban city. The entire project measures at just over 43,000 square feet.