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Traditional building methods – such as those used in pueblos, timbered houses, or the Japanese minka – exist in fascinating diversity and create the face of a region. However, as a result of globalisation they have been marginalised in many places. Using the examples of selected domestic buildings from all continents, 30 international experts demonstrate why we can still learn from vernacular architecture.They analyse the cultural context and the adaptation to topographic/climactic conditions, and focus on the local materials used as well as on the construction, the building process, and the necessary maintenance.
ISBN 9783035616316. Birkhauser Verlag. hb. 384 pages, 1050 colour. 24 x 30 cm.