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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Plans for a new Blairdrummond house described as 'a modern interpretation of Scottish vernacular architecture' have been lodged with Stirling Council.
Modern interpretations of traditional influences such as the Middle Eastern arch is translated in the Atlantis hotel on the Palm in Dubai, and is now a symbol of traditional vernacular architecture.
Vernacular architecture embodies universality in its response to the environment, and we seek to embody this same universality in our work."
Cal Gast is one of the most outstanding examples of Andorran vernacular architecture. It is a farmhouse, or isolated house, complemented by a series of buildings dedicated to courts and stables, which belongs to the neighborhood of El Tarter and is located at the departure of the Coast.
Professor Carlow, while introducing the theme for the project, said: "We focused on studying and transforming performative aspects of the vernacular architecture of the Middle East.
In the late 1970s, Saddi moved to the Ivory Coast, where he spent three months crossing six countries in West Africa as a photographer, from Abidjan in the Ivory Coast to Morocco through Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, to record their vernacular architecture.
She uses evidence and perspectives from archaeology, history, art history, literature, and theology to discuss such topics as a parallel evolution: issues in vernacular architecture and the development of church building in Syria and Georgia, Symeon and his followers: stylitism as a cultural trend between Syria and Georgia, the Syrian bema and the Georgian pre-altar cross: a comparison of the liturgical furnishings of the nave in the two traditions, and the unknown factors: evidence from the cave monasteries and the significance of Georgian vernacular religion as a relic of earlier ritual practices.
Sidebar discussions of cultural tidbits and photographs of markets, vernacular architecture, and cooks at work in their tiny kitchens evoke even more imagery of this distinct region.
Against the background of pushing forward new urbanization in China, more and more attention is paid to sustainable building materials, ecological wisdom and appropriate technologies related to traditional settlements and vernacular architecture. By contrast, no scientific measures have been taken to transform those marine biological materials and relevant original building technologies once used in constructing residential environments in coastal areas, and there is still quite limited application of these materials and technologies in the field of rural cultural heritage preservation.
Schafer, best known for conceiving historically focused houses rooted in classical and vernacular architecture, has created a seaside house that is breezily modern.
It's a bright, spacious celebration to vernacular architecture that has been incorporated in its size, shape, roof lines and window pattern.
The art of wood carved with ventilation outcome is often synonym to the vernacular architecture of the Malay houses.