A glimpse into Chinese homes
This is a selection of resources on Chinese dwellings available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
NLB print and digital resources
Chinese architecture: A history
A comprehensive study of Chinese architecture in a rich historical and political context, this book covers the evolution of many centuries of architecture in China, from the beginning of Chinese building history to the present day.
All rights reserved, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019
China homegrown: Chinese experimental architecture reborn
Read about the emergence of a new generation of architects in their 30s and 40s in China and how they are addressing a myriad of urban and rural conditions and social and environmental challenges in their building designs. While architects are making good use of the established manufacturing base in China in developing prefabricated building systems, they are also exploring innovative modes of working including laboratory-based practices and design think-tanks.
All rights reserved, Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, 2018
International housing market experience and implications for China
Driven by consumer demand, the prices of houses in China have skyrocketed, with middle and lower-middle income households having to make do with cheaper and inferior housing options in unfavourable locations. The chapters in this volume also examine the impact of widening wealth gaps and slower economic growth on housing in China and presents a comparative study of the policy design challenges encountered by countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, the UK and the US.
All rights reserved, New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Housing reform and China’s real estate industry: Review and forecast
China’s housing system and real-estate industry are the focus of this book, which examines the intertwining of the Chinese housing policy, real estate finance and public policy.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Springer, 2020
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Inside the round Tulou houses you saw in ‘Mulan’
Find out what life is like in a ”tulou”, a unique dwelling inhabited historically by the Hakka people and a protected UNESCO World Heritage site in southern China. This video introduces and explores in detail the interior structures of one such tulou in Yongding, Fujian.
China: Have you seen a home like this?
Take a closer look at the underground pit homes of Sanmenxia in China, which has a 4000 year-old history. One of the last few remaining inhabitants there offers a brief account of what life is like in these historic dwellings.
This 2019 report provides an overview of China’s residential market and how it has been impacted by property cooling measures, with the latest curbs implemented in late 2017 to control rising residential prices driven by speculative investments. It offers insights to the average prices by districts of 10 residential cities in China, trends in luxury housing and developments in the serviced apartment market.
To what extent is the Chinese housing boom driven by competition in the marriage market?
Home ownership in China has grown substantially since the housing sector was privatised in 1998. According to this article, the boom in the property market in China has a direct correlation with families having male offspring. Chinese families with a son aged 25 years and older tend to purchase additional dwellings to enhance the marriageability of their child.
China’s co-living boom puts hundreds of millennials under one roof
An alternative to conventional apartment living is You+, a co-living space much like a university hostel, but with the tenants being mostly entrepreneurs and their employees. Find out what such a living arrangement is like.
Last updated on Oct 2020