Course Title Vernacular Architecture
Course ID ARCH 811
Course Program Undergraduate, B.Arch,
Course Type Optional Theory
Credits Hours 2 Hrs/WK
Semester Block B
Course Offered Yes
Description Concepts and approaches to the study and analysis of vernacular architecture. Typologies of vernacular architecture. Relationship to the environment and response to climate. Use of building materials, utilization of natural and other resources and local construction skills. Communication and transmission of knowledge of indigenous building systems and techniques. Symbolism and cultural expression generating vernacular building form and texture. Change facing vernacular architecture in the contemporary context. Settlement in hostile environments, vulnerability to natural and other hazards. Organizational community development, housing and institutional building programs in vernacular settings. Self-help and community-based approaches. Future directions and prospects.