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Vernacular Architecture

There are many wonderful building styles from all over the world that can inform us with their shapes, materials, arrangements, decorations, concepts for heating and cooling, etc. Vernacular architecture has been loosing ground over the last couple of centuries, as modern methods prevail. This is unfortunate since many of the old ways employ natural materials and simple concepts that are energy efficient. Also the buildings themselves are often beautiful. Perhaps you will find some ideas from among these pages to help with your own designs.

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Lessons
from Vernacular Architecture

by Willi Weber , Simos Yannas, 2013

   
 
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Building on our past
by Peter Hancock, 2011

 
 
 
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Handmade Houses
and Other Buildings:
the World
of Vernacular Architecture

by John May, 2010
Kelly Hart's review

   
 
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Simple Shelters:
Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes

by Jonathan Horning, 2009

   
 
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Vernacular Architecture
and Regional Design:
Cultural Process
and Environmental Response

by Kingston Wm. Heath Ph.D., 2009

   
 
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Earth Architecture:
From Ancient to Modern

by William N. Morgan, 2008

   
 
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Dwellings:
The Vernacular House Worldwide

by Paul Oliver, 2007

   
 
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Building Environments: Perspectives
in Vernacular Architecture

by Kenneth A. Breisch, Alison K. Hoagland, 2006

   
 
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Organic Architecture
by Alan Hess, 2006

   
 
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Vernacular Architecture
in the 21st Century:
Theory, Education
and Practice

by L. Asquith, 2006

   
 
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Invitation to Vernacular Architecture: A Guide to the Study of Ordinary Buildings
and Landscapes

by Thomas Carter, Elizabeth Collins Cromley, 2005

   
 
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Tropical Architecture: Sustainable and Humane Building in Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia by Wolfgang Lauber, Peter Cheret, Klaus Ferstl, Eckhart Ribbeck, 2005

 
 
 
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In Search
Of Natural Architecture

by David Pearson, 2005

   
 
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Home Work:
Handbuilt Shelter

by Lloyd Kahn, 2004
Kelly Hart's review

   
 
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Built by Hand:
Vernacular Architecture
Around the World

by Athena Steen, Bill Steen & Eiko Komats, 2003

   
 
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Tropical Houses
by Haike Falkenberg, 2003

 
 
 
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New Organic Architecture:
The Breaking Wave

by David Pearson, 2001

   
 
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Circle Houses:
Yurts, Tipis and Benders

by David Pearson, 2001

   
 
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Traditions in Architectural: Africa, America, Asia,
and Oceania

by Dora P. Crouch, June G. Johnson, 2000

   
 
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6,000 Years of Housing:
by Norbert Schoenauer, 2000
   
 
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Shelter
by Bob Easton and Lloyd Kahn, 2000

   
 
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Vernacular Architecture
by Henry Glassie, 2000

   
 
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Illustrated Handbook
of Vernacular Architecture

by R.W. Brunskill, 2000

   
 
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Evolutionary Architecture: Nature as a Basis for Design by Eugene Tsui, 1999

   
 
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Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World
by Paul Oliver (Editor), 1998

   
 
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Farm:
The Vernacular Tradition
of Working Buildings

by David Larkin, 1998

   
 
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A Shelter Sketchbook: Timeless Building Solutions
by John S. Taylor, 1997

   
 
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Earth to Spirit:
In Search
of Natural Architecture

by David Pearson, 1995

   
 
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Spectacular Vernacular:
The Adobe Tradition

by Jean-Louis Bourgeois, 1990

   
 
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Architecture
Without Architects:
A Short Introduction
to Non-Pedigreed Architecture

by Bernard Rudofsky, 1987

   
 
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Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture: Principles
and Examples With Reference
to Hot Arid Climates

by Hassan Fathy, 1986

   
 
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LINKS

caed.asu.edu links to a huge databank of architectural images.

archipedia.net features images and descriptions of veracular building in Bolivia, Peru, Canada, Indonesia and Africa.

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