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.
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Therefore, even more recognition and identification of the elements of vernacular architecture raises the principles and solutions for new designing, in addition to a more qualified maintenance and resuscitation of spaces.
He is well known for bringing an appreciation for simple, vernacular architecture and its implied environmental stewardship to every project that his firm, Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh, NC, designs.
Recent publications include Architects of Little Rock: 1833-1950 by Charles Witsell and Gordon Wittenberg and Of the Soil: Photographs of Vernacular Architecture and Stories of Changing Times in Arkansas by Geoff Winningham.
The challenge was to create a shingle-style island vernacular architecture that did not reflect the upside-down nature of the primary living space.
The building is cited in the state Historical Commission's Cultural Resource Information System as the city's best example of Federalist Vernacular architecture.
Consequently, the prospective role of vernacular architecture and ecology as contributory components to achieving this objective is reviewed and examined in Section ("Vernacular architecture and ecology").
Domestic interiors and American vernacular architecture came first, followed by edifices of power and control, carceral structures, flooded interiors, world heritage sites (mostly Islamic), and lately, suburban environments.
Earlier research described the possible indoor daylighting problem and presented possible ways of improving indoor daylighting for vernacular architecture when trying to save tradition and satisfy minimal daylighting norms determined in the building regulations.
Chris Ballantyne's work focuses on vernacular architecture and observation of the American landscape.
The Heartlands community will ultimately have a focal point of a village square with community facilities and local shops - all built respecting the tradition of the Scottish vernacular architecture.
His present works call on the depth of his drawing expertise in depicting vernacular architecture at Kooywood Gallery, Museum Place until tomorrow.
The essays offer a blend of social science and humanities methodologies along with anthropological and historical work on vernacular architecture, household archaeology, environmental anthropology, and demographics.