From southern China, this entry makes a compelling case for reinterpreting the traditional building culture. An innovative translation of a historical house typology to a series of modern dwellings is proposed for the city center. Ecologically, the project is merited for its sensitive deployment of low-cost natural resources, reactivating the manufacture of low-tech, handmade structures, and the use of recycled materials. By promoting the use of local materials and traditional craftsmanship, the buildings require less maintenance, have a smaller impact on the environment, and are more energy efficient. In this sense, a balance is struck between nature and human occupation. A feasible economic solution is presented that could serve to stimulate employment and development in the region. Also merited is the combination of vernacular techniques of construction and contemporary tectonic expression, a synthesis that is aesthetically rich.