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"Ethnic, regional, and local 'dialects'" of home-building

Rasta hut, Montserrat, British West Indies

From mud brick dwellings to thatched roof cottages, the architecture of home building has been a remarkable arena for local cultural expression across the globe. The rasta hut pictured above is a common site on Caribbean islands (this example from the island of Montserrat). But some local building styles and techniques are fast disappearing, replaced by modern, allegedly cheaper building supplies.


11 vernacular building techniques that are disappearing

By Ariana Zilliacus

Arch Daily

February 20, 2017

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