"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.

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11 vernacular building techniques that are disappearing

By Ariana Zilliacus

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February 20, 2017

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