Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design: Cultural Process and Environmental Response

Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design: Cultural Process and Environmental Response
Architectural Press | ISBN: 0750659335 | edition 2009 | File type: PDF | 211 pages | 28,54 MB

Sustainable design requires that design practitioners respond to a particular set of social, cultural and environmental conditions. 'Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design' defines a set of strategies for understanding the complexities of a regional setting. Through a series of international case studies, it examines how architects and designers have applied a variety of tactics to achieve culturally and environmentally appropriate design solutions.
. Shows that architecture and design are inextricably linked to social and environmental processes, and are not just technical or aesthetic exercises.
. Articulates a variety of methods to realise goals of socially responsible and environmentally responsive design.
. Calls for a principled approach to design in an effort to preserve fragile environments and forge sustainable best practice.

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