A lost village in north QianYuan, where used to be the founding location of southern Zen in China centuries ago. Accompanying with the development of high-speed railway and countryside tourism in proximity, revitalisation of this otherwise emptied village has been proposed.
Translating the spatial structure of a traditional Zen temple, the overall planning of this north part of the village will be refurbished into a hostel district with great sense of local texture. A mirror-brick walkway will be enclosing the area into series and layer of courtyards. New houses will be constructed as formal and textural contemporary translation of the traditional local houses.