A Study on Traditional Mountainous Settlements in Guizhou. Formation, Evolution and Challenges


  • Zhengxu Zhou


In Guizhou, a mountainous province in the Southwest of China, various traditional settlements developed. Surviving from the harsh environment was considered the key factor to find the right way to locate and organize settlements at their formation. After centuries of evolution, the “mountain-river-farmland-wood-village†spacial structue was gradually formed. It is a precious human achievement that reflects the wisdom coexistence between men and nature. Nowadays, these settlements are facing various kinds of threats.   


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How to Cite

Zhou, Z. (2014). A Study on Traditional Mountainous Settlements in Guizhou. Formation, Evolution and Challenges. L’architettura Delle città  - The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni, 2(3-4-5). Retrieved from http://architetturadellecitta.it/index.php/adc/article/view/48



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