Under the background of rapid urbanization, rural architectural heritage is facing the dilemma of gradual separation from rural communities. With the guidance of national policy, rural community has gradually become the trend of urban and rural overall development in China. The development process of architectural heritage activation from the perspective of community construction at home and abroad is sorted out and the feasibility of community construction as an intervention path of architectural heritage activation is discussed. Through the case of domestic community construction as the concept of activation, the activation process included in the overall planning, organization, resource allocation, capital investment, planning and design methods and operating way of using a series of implementation methods are summarized, such as extracting the government guide the demonstration, the villagers organize, three activation patterns such as push social organization, analysis and comparison of its operation characteristics. Furthermore, the practical operation mechanism of different activation modes, such as organization and coordination, capital investment, power and responsibility distribution, education and training, are analyzed, and the implementation methods and design strategies that planners and architects need to focus on in the specific implementation work are clarified, in order to effectively implement the concept of community building into the activation practice.