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Architecture | Theater in the Round

Published on October 20, 2008

Life is but a stage, especially if you live a tulou-style structure like the ones built by China’s Hakka people more than 1000 years ago. For those interested in trying out communal round-house living, Shenzhen-based Urbanus is developing a modern tulou in Guangzhou to provide some affordable housing China’s vast migrant worker population. The Cooper-Hewitt has put together an exhibition detailing the project. Also, a pretty laudatory review in the NY Times from Nicolai Ouroussoff.

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