Controlled Coexistence



The present land ownership, real property law, and the speculative housing building model in China caused the urban issues of ghost cities and uncontrolled self-built housing. Besides, the ownership of “home” is the core of family in Chinese culture; the need for affordable housing aggregates the contradiction between the general public and real-estate shareholders.

Through utilizing the methodology of mass timber construction, the language of mortise and tenon structure, and strategy of aggregation based on block-chain theory, this project explores the possibility of a socialistic controlled self-provided model, which coexists with the current speculative home builder model, potentially deals with high-pricing housing and ghost city issues, and provides affordable housing for the general public.

As homebuilders make decisions, they also cause social, political, and cultural changes within the urban context. Controlled Co-existence might be counterproductive or productive to seek the balance of the coexisting developing model. 
Faculty Advisor:
Jose Sanchez