Vernacular Architecture Of The Past For The Future

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VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE OF THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE
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INTRODUCTION

Vernacular architecture, the simplest form of addressing human needs. Vernacular architecture originated when mankind was forced to make use of the natural resources around him, and provide himself shelter and comfort which is responsive to the climate.
If anything to be taken from vernacular architecture, it provides a vital connection between humans and the environment. In this study Vernacular architecture could interchangeably understood as ‘ethno-architecture’ or ‘Aboriginal Architecture’. Paul Memmott defines Aboriginal ‘architecture’ as one that has been created and built by the users, adjusted as required to suit their own lifestyle and changing needs, and supportive of their own social organisation and interaction - all done with their own technologies, labour and skills, and drawing where appropriate on their custody traditions (Memmot,2007, p.4). The title ‘Aboriginal architecture’ has been reserved describing buildings which are concerned with the expression, representation and symbolic meaning of cultural identity for aboriginal people. The outcome of this paper is to study on the design approaches and concepts that are used in buildings that claims to be ‘Aboriginal’ include the use of models based on traditional Aboriginal shelters, representations of Dreamtime Ancestors, and interpretations of…

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