Vernacular architecture in general and earthen architecture in particular, with their rich variety of forms worldwide, are custodians of the material culture and identity of the peoples who built them. In addition, they are widely recognized as ancestral examples of sustainability in all their variants and interpretations, and the architecture of the present ought to learn from these when designing the sustainable architecture of the future. The conservation of these architectures – seemingly simple yet full of wisdom – is to be undertaken now given their intrinsic value and their status as genuine examples of sustainability to be learnt from and interpreted in contemporary architecture.

Vernacular and earthen architecture: Conservation and Sustainability will be a valuable source of information for academics and professionals in the fields of Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Engineering and Architecture.

part 1

Plenary lectures

part 2|244 pages

Vernacular earthen architecture

part 3|90 pages

Rehabilitation of vernacular earthen architecture

part 4|60 pages

Contemporary earthen architecture

part 5|102 pages

Restoration of monumental earthen architecture

part 6|212 pages

Lessons from vernacular heritage for a sustainable contemporary architecture

part VII|98 pages

Structural analysis of vernacular architecture