Vernacular and Earthen Architecture: Conservation and Sustainability (SosTierra 2017, Valencia, Spain, 14-16 September 2017)

Camilla Mileto, Fernando Vegas López-Manzanares, Lidia García-Soriano, Valentina Cristini

August 25, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 824 Pages
ISBN 9781138035461 - CAT# K31721

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Summary

Vernacular architecture in general and earthen architecture in particular, with their rich variety of forms worldwide, are custodians of the material culture and identity of the peoples who built them. In addition, they are widely recognized as ancestral examples of sustainability in all their variants and interpretations, and the architecture of the present ought to learn from these when designing the sustainable architecture of the future. The conservation of these architectures – seemingly simple yet full of wisdom – is to be undertaken now given their intrinsic value and their status as genuine examples of sustainability to be learnt from and interpreted in contemporary architecture.

Vernacular and earthen architecture: Conservation and Sustainability will be a valuable source of information for academics and professionals in the fields of Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Engineering and Architecture.

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