Mawaxiang, Baoshan City, Yunnan

Earth Building

Project Partner: Kunming University of Science and Technology & No. 10 Architect (local contractor)

Project Information:

  • Mawaxiang is located in the northwest of Baoshan City, about 180 kilometers away from Baoshan City.
  • It covers an area of 192 square kilometers and has a population of 11,000. 80% are ethnically Bai, Yi and Miao. It is a remote alpine mountainous area.
  • There are traditional buildings built in wood. Total 8 households wish to build anti-seismic rammed earth houses to improeve their living conditions.



Oct 2022 - Ramming work for the central resettlement house started and expected to be completed by the end of Dec.
Aug 2022 - 4 houses completed construction and awaiting acceptance, however, 4 orginal households withdrew from the plan due to personal reasons. The team discussed with the local government and changed to build a central resettlement house instead to resettle at least 6 difficult households.
Apr 2022 - 4 houses were under rammed earth construction.
Feb 2022 - Design layout plans were finalized. Meanwhile, on-site artisan training was conducted.