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Vernacular dwellings

ChК»i-chГјn Wang

Vernacular dwellings

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Published by Springer in Wien, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture, Domestic -- China,
  • Vernacular architecture -- China

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWang Qijun ; [translated by Mo Runxian and Zhang Mintai]
    SeriesAncient Chinese architecture
    The Physical Object
    Pagination183 p. :
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18111288M
    ISBN 103211830081, 3211830308

    Such specialisations are not designed, but learnt by trial and error over generations of building construction, often existing long before the scientific theories which explain why they work. Buildings for a continental climate must be able to cope with significant variations in temperature, and may even be altered by their occupants according to the seasons. Some of these stations survive today but not as active railway stations. The photographs inVernacular Dwellingsillustrate, province by province, the unique and varying vernacular dwelling characteristics of China. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular.

    The function of the building would be the dominant factor, aesthetic considerations, though present to some small degree, being quite minimal. Vernacular Architecture is also used for the purposes of local citizens. By contrast, in Western Europe, such separation is accomplished inside one dwelling, by dividing the building into separate rooms. Similarly, areas with high winds will lead to specialised buildings able to cope with them, and buildings tend to present minimal surface area to prevailing winds and are often situated low on the landscape to minimise potential storm damage. Another common feature of these houses was the versatility of their furnishings.

    Traditional architecture also includes buildings which bear elements of polite design : temples and palacesfor example, which normally would not be included under the rubric of "vernacular. A ger is typically not often relocated, and is therefore sturdy and secure, including wooden front door and several layers of coverings. Traditionally, the study of vernacular architecture did not examine formally schooled architectsbut instead that of the design skills and tradition of local builders, who were rarely given any attribution for the work. In polygamous communities there may be separate dwellings for different wives, and more again for sons who are too old to share space with the women of the family. In one of these properties, for example, Cornelius Meaney, then aged 59 and one imagines a widower, lived alone.


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Please review the types of cookies we use below. A tipi of the Nez Perce tribecirca In polygamous communities there may be separate dwellings for different wives, and more again for sons who are too old to share space with the women of the family.

They are usually sealed in order to prevent heat loss, and openings such as windows tend to be small or non-existent.

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InVernacular Dwellings, Wang Qijun discusses the techniques and materials used to construct traditional dwellings, from early mixed clay and wood construction, to the brick and concrete used in the modern era.

Such specializations are not designed, but learned by trial and error over generations of building construction, often existing long before the scientific theories which explain why they work.

More recently, vernacular architecture has been examined by designers and the building industry in an effort to be more energy conscious with contemporary design and construction—part of a broader interest in sustainable design.

The Chinese courtyard house is deeply embedded in Chinese culture and often serves as a source of inspiration for official architecture, such as palaces, official residences, temples, and mausoleums. The Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck was also a proponent of vernacular architecture.

The experiment failed, due to a variety of social and economic reasons, but is the first recorded attempt by an architect to address the social and environmental requirements of building users by adopting the methods and forms of the vernacular.

For example, the family units of several East African ethnic communities live in family compounds, surrounded by marked boundaries, in which separate single-roomed dwellings are built to house different members of the family.

Buildings for a continental climate must be able to cope with significant variations in temperature, and may even be altered by their occupants according to the seasons.

By contrast, in Western Europe, such separation is accomplished inside one dwelling, by dividing the building into separate rooms.

Buildings for a continental climate must be able to cope with significant variations in temperature, and may even be altered by their occupants according to the seasons. The term is not used in this text as it was considered derogatory by country people, who called their homes houses, regardless of size and status.

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Traditional architecture is architecture is passed down from person to person, generation to generation, particularly orally, but at any level of society, not just by common people. In some cases however, where dwellings are subjected to severe weather conditions such as frequent flooding or high winds, buildings may be deliberately "designed" to fail and be replaced, rather than requiring the uneconomical or even impossible structures needed to withstand them.

Other cultures reuse materials, transporting them with them as they move. Some pieces previously kept out of sight are now on show: plates and platters have been arranged on one of the bedroom walls while pieces of broken china discovered in the immediate vicinity are arranged in a circle and framed.

Accompanied by a book of the same title, including black-and-white photography of vernacular buildings around the world, the exhibition was extremely popular. Review: 'Phaidon's ground-breaking 55 series once again fulfils its self-set brief, by bringing us articulate and tempting introductions to the work of two photographers whose work is not very well-known in the UK.

Phaidon have come up with a great new concept for the photography book; and as a series of skilfully-produced, pocket-sized books [ This was used for cooking purposes note the crane which allowed kettles and pots to be swung over the fire but also provided a focal point for sociability: residents and visitors alike gathered here and the large recess beneath a hooded canopy supported by a massive beam running the width of the house allowed everyone to enjoy additional warmth.

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Examples of many different types of housing survive- a testament to the ethnic diversity and sheer size of Ancient China. Traditional architecture also includes buildings which bear elements of polite design : temples and palacesfor example, which normally would not be included under the rubric of "vernacular.

The Inuit people have a number of different forms of shelter appropriate to different seasons and geographical locations, including the igloo for winter and the tupiq for summer.Browse book content. About the book. Search in this book.

Search in this book. Browse content and return to, the vernacular through a range of examples from Arg-e-Bam in Iran and multi-story dwellings in Srinagar, Kashmir, India, to 19th-century industrial factories and the impacts of the San Francisco earthquake. Nonconventional. Vernacular architecture is an architectural style that is designed based on local needs, availability of construction materials and reflecting local traditions.

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