Moonlight Huotang Fireplace for Dong Ethnicity

William Hailiang Chen

Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design Moonlight Huotang Fireplace for Dong Ethnicity by William Hailiang Chen As the first commission project of Huotang series for the Dong ethnicity in Guangnan county, Guangxi of China, Moonlight Huotang is particularly for the group of villagers who carry on the Pipa music culture. The unique convex shape of the ceiling enhances the sense of gathering in response to a better acoustic environment while the entry chamber provides a multifunction space as a changing room, food preparation room and confession room. It is part of a culture-led rural regeneration which intends to revive the economy of a county whose young generations have moved to larger urban areas.


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