Elena Colafranceschi, Elisabetta Pallottino, Paola Porretta

The Hakka Tulou and the Minnan Tulou (China)

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_e ongoing research has been carried out by the Architecture Department of Roma Tre University in cooperation with Fuzhou University. _e research is focused on different aspects concerning two types of Tulou: Minnan and Hakka Tulou. _rough the analysis of eight case studies, the project aims at highlighting the relation between typological-functional aspects and constructive ones. Future studies will analyse deeper the knowledge of these rammed earth buildings by studying the phases of the construction site, conducting architectural surveys on the most important details and investigating the mechanical behaviour of both types. _e future goal is the creation of a Manuale del recupero dei Tulou (Manual on Tulou restoration) in order to provide a guide for restoration and spread the knowledge about original materials and techniques of these unique rammed earth architectures.

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