In order to transition the gap between rural and urban, we must distill and safe guard the traditions and characteristics of rural life in China. Learning from the tradition of city making in ancient China and the philosophy that underpins it, the Imperial city embraces ideas of Confucinist thinking, with emphasis on unity, community, harmony, and balance. Constructed from the dominant type of the traditional courtyard house, the scalable deep structure uses the idea of framing to organize, define and capture. Our design for the new town utilizes the scalability of the frame as a social and spatial framework to harness the ideas of collectiveness as seen in the rural villages. In delineating 4 edges, our strategy of framing is not to promote a dense urban core, but rather to use the frame as a strong, simple and clear architectural artefact to create an aesthetic and productive object through the use of landscape.