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Sustainability 2013, 5(11), 4908-4919; doi:10.3390/su5114908
Communication

History Made for Tomorrow: Hakka Tulou

Received: 12 September 2013 / Revised: 7 November 2013 / Accepted: 8 November 2013 / Published: 14 November 2013
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Abstract

The documentary film, History Made for Tomorrow: Hakka Tulou was an October 2010 release by History Channel International. This film is an in-depth study on the green building techniques and sustainable lifestyle of the Hakka people of Southern China with a focus on the ancient Tulou rammed earth structures. The television program follows West Virginia University research professor, Ruifeng Liang, as he initiates scientific studies to back claims that the rammed earth Tulou structures are “the greenest buildings in the world”, and Canadian architect, Jorg Ostrowski, of Autonomous Sustainable Housing Inc., who has been researching the ecological footprint of Hakka communities since August 2007, to promote them as “eco-villages” of best practices for planet Earth’s sustainability. The author is credited as Director, Writer, and Producer of this film. This paper is based on the script of the production.
Keywords: History Made for Tomorrow; Hakka Tulou; green building; sustainable lifestyle; Hakka people; rammed earth structures; eco-villages; sustainability; earth buildings; round houses History Made for Tomorrow; Hakka Tulou; green building; sustainable lifestyle; Hakka people; rammed earth structures; eco-villages; sustainability; earth buildings; round houses
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