The traditional wooden houses of the Tujia minority, characterized by the Diaojiaolou type, having undergone very few modifications since their original state, are now undergoing evolution. Indeed, the opening of the minority to the rest of China, thanks in particular to the improvement of the accessibility of rural territories from the rest of the country, brings a transformation of vernacular architecture to adapt it to a contemporary need for comfort. In order to establish concrete solutions for respectfully integrating comfort into the traditional Tujia habitat, this end-of-studies work proposes, first, a typological, descriptive and analytical study, identifying the characteristic elements of the traditional houses, and then a study of the comfort, existing and desired by the villagers, in order to finally identify generic architectural proposals that will finally be applied to specific cases of study in the Kong Hu Xi village.

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