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What is Vernacular Architecture?

Primary School Tanouan Ibi, Mali. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten

Written by Camilla Ghisleni | Translated by Tarsila Duduch

Vernacular architecture can be defined as a type of local or regional construction, using traditional materials and resources from the area where the building is located. Consequently, this architecture is closely related to its context and is aware of the specific geographic features and cultural aspects of its surroundings, being strongly influenced by them. For this reason, they are unique to different places in the world, becoming even a means of reaffirming an identity.

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