Vernacular architecture

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Vernacular architecture

Architecture that makes use of common regional forms and materials at a particular place and time; usually modest and unpretentious, and often a mixture of traditional and modern styles, or a hybrid of several styles.

vernacular architecture

Architecture that makes use of common regional forms and materials at a particular place and time; sometimes includes strong ethnic influences of an immigrant population; usually modest, unassuming, and unpretentious, and often a mixture of traditional and more modern styles or a hybrid of several styles. Houses are often owner-built by people familiar with local materials, regional climatic conditions, and local building customs and techniques, as described under folk architecture.