By Paul Oliver
The examine of vernacular structure explores the features of household constructions particularly areas or localities, and the various social and cultural elements that experience contributed to their evolution. during this ebook, vernacular structure professional Paul Oliver brings jointly a wealth of data that spans over twenty years, and the entire globe. a few formerly unpublished papers, in addition to these merely to be had in not easy to discover convention court cases, are introduced jointly in a single quantity to shape a desirable reference for college kids architects, in addition to all these concerned with making plans housing schemes of their domestic nations and out of the country. * attracts jointly a desirable selection of elusive essays from a number one writer on vernacular structure* comprises study and case reports from all continents* Covers quite a lot of concerns with regards to vernacular structure together with economies, applied sciences, inherited abilities, social and relatives buildings, actual wishes, trust structures and symbolism
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Extra resources for Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues in Vernacular Architecture
Such insights can lead to support and assistance for surviving vernacular traditions, and can inform policies and design in housing that will have to meet the exponential growth in populations in all continents. 3 Problems of definition and praxis (1999) Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives Having spent the greater part of my professional life studying the vernacular architecture of cultures in every continent, with extensive fieldwork and many projects, I became aware of the need for a resource which would bring together, at least in outline, what is known of the world’s building traditions.
A definition that would encompass all forms of building, every structural system and innumerable functions the world over, seemed scarcely possible. Even if it was defined in these terms it might still not indicate the purposes that the world’s cultures require their vernacular buildings to serve. Nevertheless, it seemed that the latter might constitute a firmer basis for a definition than one that was essentially 29 BUILT TO MEET NEEDS descriptive in technical or physical terms. After due consideration I proposed the following definition which, I hoped, would be indicative to authors of the nature of the contributions that I sought, and which would be adequate and comprehensible for readers of all disciplines and persuasions.
So, for instance, in the culture area of the Philippines, listed above, the category is subdivided into approximately 20 cultures with distinctive architectural traditions. These included the Bajau, Bontoc, Ibaloi, Ifugao, Ifugao-Mayoyao, Ilocano, Isneg, Ivatan, Kalinga, Kankanay, Maranao, Sagada, Samal, Tagalog, Tausug, Tau’t Batu, Visayan, and Yakan. 6 Badjao fisherfolk are traditionally the ‘sea nomads’ of the Sulu Sea. Some build one-roomed, unfurnished, stilt houses from which they trade. South-west Philippines.
Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues in Vernacular Architecture by Paul Oliver