Vernacular architecture is a term used to categorize methods of construction which use locally available resources and traditions to address local needs and circumstances. Vernacular architecture tends to evolve over time to reflect the environmental, cultural and historical context in which it exists. (wiki)
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Vernacular architecture':
Ancient ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata Arequipa dignified casonas, characteristic well-proportioned vernacular houses (AB ev)Asante Traditional Buildings Bam Cultural Landscape the most representative example of a fortified medieval town built in vernacular technique using mud layers (AB ev)Bassari Country traditional architecture (AB ev)Berat and Gjirokastra vernacular housing (AB ev)Bryggen Churches of Chiloé Cliff of Bandiagara Costiera Amalfitana Curonian Spit Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland Djenné Fertö/Neusiedlersee "The remarkable rural architecture of the villages surrounding the lake "Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda "The richly decorated church façades are of special interest as they represent an example of the joint creative efforts of the missionaries and the Indios. The rural settlements that grew around the missions have retained their vernacular character." (unesco website)Fujian Tulou Goias "vernacular techniques"Granada The residential district of the Albaycín is a rich repository of Moorish vernacular architecture (AB ev)Göreme NP Haghpat and Sanahin
blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasian region (AB ev)Hahoe and Yangdong Hallstatt-Dachstein Harar traditional townhousesHolasovice Hollókö Kaiping Diaolou original, single-storey, vernacular village houses (AB ev)Konso Koutammakou Ksar of Aďt-Ben-Haddou Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces ChexbresM'Zab Valley Matera Meteora Mijikenda Kaya Forests Mount Athos a treasury of vernacular architecture (UNEP-WCMC)Old Rauma Old Town of Lijiang Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Manarola and CornigliaQuebrada de Humahuaca The valley also displays several churches and chapels and a vibrant vernacular architectural tradition. (IcomosRabat Vernacular architecture also provides a set of interesting
elements, some of which have been inventorised,
such as doors and their accessories. (AB ev)San Gimignano Sana'a Schokland SGang Gwaay large cedar long houses, together with a number of carved mortuary and memorial poles, illustrate the art and way of life of the Haida (AB ev)Shibam Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Southern Öland Taos Pueblo The trulli of Alberobello Timbuktu Tomb of Askia Tombs of Buganda Kings Upper Svaneti Urnes Stave Church Valparaiso "the city is characterized by a vernacular urban fabric" (unesco website)Vigan the houses follow the typical plan of the tradional Bahay Kubo, with the second floor being the only living space. Most of the houses employ wood as one of the major materials in the construction. Ventanillas (lower sliding ventilators) only happen to manifest in the Philippines being a unique house feature.Villages with Fortified Churches Vińales Valley "Most of the buildings scattered over the plain are simple;
they are built using local and natural materials, and are
used as homes or family farms."Vlkolinec Wooden Churches of Maramures Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians Xidi and Hongcun Zabid
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