AccScience Publishing / JCAU / Volume 6 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.36922/jcau.2043

An analysis of the development path of ethnic villages under the protection of traditional Jiarong culture

Hao Wu1* Hongtao Liu2* Francesco Abbamonte3
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1 Department of Environmental Design, School of Art Design, Xihua University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
2 Department of Architecture, School of Architecture, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
3 Department of Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2024, 6(2), 2043
Submitted: 15 October 2023 | Accepted: 20 February 2024 | Published: 10 May 2024
© 2024 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC-by the license) ( )

Most of the villages in the north-west ethnic areas of Sichuan are located within a culturally rich zone. However, during the process of village modernization, the protection and inheritance of traditional culture are often overlooked. This study has investigated the construction techniques and spatial components of traditional villages in Lixian, Sichuan Province, from the perspective of cultural inheritance. It analyzes and synthesizes representative design language and proposes a design concept that combines spatial perspective and cultural inheritance to conduct research on design paths aimed at strengthening functional positioning, optimizing spatial layout, improving village style, and improving infrastructure. The objective is to establish a research path to maintain the village-style during post-disaster process reconstruction and village development, thus protecting the unique local architectural culture and achieving comprehensive village development. In addition, we explored issues such as the lack of architectural style and the lagging development of human settlements, aiming to promote rural revitalization and integrated urban-rural development in this area.

Ethnic village
Design path
Sustainable development
Rural revitalization
Protection of traditional culture
This research was funded by the Project of Culture and Tourism Department of Sichuan Province (No. 2023YB03) and Open Project of Agricultural Modernization and Rural Revitalization Research Center of Xihua University (No. XCZX-019)

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