Folk architecture

Folk architecture

Simple structures usually intended to provide only basic shelter suitable for the surrounding terrain, without concern for following any architectural style; built of local materials and available tools by people who would inhabit them.
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Folk architecture

An imprecise term for architecture intended to provide only basic shelter suitable for the surrounding terrain and climate, with no pretense of following current styles of architecture. Such houses were built using local materials and available tools, often by the people who planned to live in them.
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The newly built House UNESCO is located in a folk architecture conversation area on the site where an historic wooden house burnt to ashes during the Slovak National Uprising.
Art and beauty could be found in traditional practices, which span folk architecture, maritime transport, weaving, carving, performing arts, literature, graphic and plastic arts, ornament, textile and fiber art, pottery, and other artistic expressions of folk culture.
Choi draws her visual vocabulary from varied sources, from the mesas of the American Southwest to the Korean folk architecture from which she lifted her feisty palette of yellow, crimson, kelly green, and royal blue.
Information on folk architecture in a specific region may prove useful for architects and building companies, to whom the database will provide examples of traditional architectural patterns and construction methods and thus they will be able to adapt their designs to the location in which they plan to build.
The award is given to those who excel in the traditional fields of folk architecture, maritime transport, weaving, carving, performing arts, literature, graphic and plastic arts, ornament, textile or fiber art, pottery and other artistic expressions of traditional culture, said de Leon who spearheaded the institutionalisation of the award.
Aldrich's "The Real Log Cabin" in a used bookstore, thus inspiring her interest in this form of folk architecture. By 1981, her own log home--built from tulip poplar trees from the Fred Russ Forest Park near Dowagiac--was under construction.
He divides his discussion into examples of ancient forms; healing architecture; ecologically-aware building principles; folk architecture; architecture of developing countries; and new organic designs.
Now that a new generation can be introduced to Peate's ideas about folk architecture, there is hope that some of these 'ordinary' houses will also be conserved.
I find a particular human quality in America's indigenous folk architecture and utilize the exterior look of a craftsman style bungalow.
Norwegian tradition can be traced from medieval stave churches through folk architecture, National Romanticism's dragon style, Functionalism's concrete skeletons to Fehn's characteristic symbiosis of wood and masonry'(p40).(10)