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OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
HOUSE 17: Migrating Shenzhen Scenes

罗伯特•亚当斯,玛丽•安•瑞、罗伯特•曼固彦(密歇根大学)/ 美国

Robert Adams, Mary-Ann Ray, Robert Mangurian (University of Michigan) / United States


HOUSE 17 is a small, historical fragment of a larger Qing Dynasty courtyard structure on Happy Peaceful Street, formerly Bringing Together Talented People Street, in Nantou Urban Village. The design project restores and modernizes the house to produce a space that is simultaneously Qing Dynasty and early 21st Century to allow a new life in and around the house during the Biennale, and to open up new possibilities for its use into the future. HOUSE 17 is a domestic space opening to the street by means of a large proscenium-like opening, staging a space for villagers and visitors to drink tea, play mahjong, or just hangout. A series of events, operettas and performances focus on telling stories of the Village and some of its Villagers. Some of these stories are of epic proportion, such as the signing of the Treaty of Nanjing in Nantou in 1842, forcing China to hand-over Hong Kong to Britain during the First Opium War. Though many migrating scenes have moved through Nantou space, its everyday practices in the life of the Villagethe noodle puller and cutter, the lion dance practitioners, or the lively mahjong games-offer a counternarrative to Shenzhen as a 21st century global city.