"Ethnic, regional, and local 'dialects'" of home-building
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.
By Ariana Zilliacus
February 20, 2017