Appropriate Technology: Simple, small-scaled, labor-intensive, energy-efficient, environmental friendly and locally autonomous technological alternative in respond to the capital-intensive and high-end technology.
Compatibility: Appropriate technology is also called intermediate technology or simple technology. It is an ideological movement and manifesto mostly practiced in the developing countries. Appropriate technology stands to provide technological alternatives that meet the ordinary needs whichis small-scaled, highly-effective, local, autonomous and environmental friendlyin consideration of both the environment and social-economic condition.
Maximum Participation: The simplification of technique reduce barrier in the participation of ordinary people. It flattens the value of labor in a certain area, reducing technical boundaries in a highly professional setting. By allowing participation from young adults to elderly and weak, it maximizes the participation of labor, especially in the circumstance of post-disaster recovery and idle labor power during the recessed season of the traditional peasant community. To integrate labors effectively within a community, the simplification of techniques allows residents to participate, help one another and coheres the sense of community.
Simplification of Construction: The idea of appropriate technology is integrated into the different levels of RLGS construction system. In the process of production and manufacture, even common electronic tools or hand tools can beutilized with easily-understood standard process ensuring the quality and precision. The method of construction is communicated through simple line drawing and can be assembled with only man power or regular machinery. Systematized components are made with local technology and materials, making building process easy and smooth.
"Acts without Effort ~ The Societal Architecture of Hsieh Ying Chun", sharing of value and Concept (Section 6)
Sustainable Architecture: Habitation which reconstructs and maintains the balance between nature and built-in environment, with consideration of human dignity and economic equality.
全球性：1998年国际建筑与营造研发联盟(CIB: International Council for Research andInnovation in Building and Construction) 拟定了可持续建筑在全球尺度下，传统营建体系面对全球性生态环境、社会、文化、经济等问题所应考虑的范畴。
Global Context: In the agenda drafted by the CIB (International Council for Research andInnovation in Building and Construction) in 1998, criteria regarding the environment, society, culture and economics were addressed as crucial consideration in the traditional construction process under the global context.
Sustainable socio-economic environment: Sustainability considers the living quality ofhuman habitation, preservation and balance of the natural environment, effective use of natural resources and the stability of ecosystem. The sustainable economic is established on the autonomous and unreliable construction system by utilizing the excess labor force in the construction process of building. Using locally sourced building materials can minimize dependence on mainstream market, while simplified production equipment reduce the investmentof capital. In respect to the right to work and live for each person, sustainability in the society is established on the social equality andjustice. Through participation, cooperative building and collective working, sense of community and diversity of culture can be sustained.
Tribe and Utopia: Tribal culture is the origin of human civilization. Comparing to the million-years of tribal evolution, human civilization history only lasts for thousands of years. In most of the cases of our practice, tribal culture is still existing in most of the minority aboriginal community. From the 921 earthquake reconstruction of Thao, 88 flood reconstruction of Payuan, Bunun and Rukai, Qiang, Tibetan and Yi from the reconstruction in China, are all communities coexisted with the tribal culture. The evolution of modern human intelligence is still running behind with the speed of their technological development. The solution towards Utopia resides in the wisdom of tribal culture, the mother of all the culture.