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.

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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IN the 1970s, he was a member of the Slovak Union of Protectionists of Nature and Landscape and head of the section of folk architecture.
Major organization : ESTABLISHMENT "BELARUSIAN STATE MUSEUM OF FOLK ARCHITECTURE AND LIFE"
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.
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).
Couples come to learn about nearly forgotten wedding rituals, and for their marriage ceremonies choose museum churches like those at the Ukrainian Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life in Lviv over secular Palaces of Happiness.
A gem of Spanish folk architecture, the 1760 structure in Las Trampas, about 50 miles from Santa Fe, survives today thanks to years of faithful care by villagers and, more recently, increasing volunteer efforts to preserve the state's mission heritage.
The famous patterns from the folk architecture in the village of imany, detailed on their scarves, caps, gloves and sweaters, will differentiate them from other countries.