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CHARACTERS ô Buildings without Architects ✓ A wonderfully informative reference on vernacular styles from adobe pueblos and Pennsylvania barns to Mongolian yurts and Indonesian stilt houses This small but comprehensive book documents the rich cultural past of vernacular building styles from Irish sod houses to sub Saharan wattle and daubOss sections and photographs Unlike modern buildings that rely on industrially produced materials and specialized tools and techniues the everyday architecture featured here represents a rapidly disappearing genre of handcrafted and beautifully composed structures that are irretrievably of their place These structures are the work of unsung and often anonymous builders that combine artistic beauty practical form and necessi. Well produced book with well chosen images Fascinating subject As I went on I started to skim the captions on the pictures because they were a procession of facts without much else interesting about them I was kinda hoping for nuraghe but the book's selection was so rich that I cannot complain

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A wonderfully informative reference on vernacular styles from adobe pueblos and Pennsylvania barns to Mongolian yurts and Indonesian stilt houses This small but comprehensive book documents the rich cultural past of vernacular building styles from Irish sod houses to sub Saharan wattle and daub huts and redwoods treehouses It offers inspiration for home woodworking enthusiasts as well as architects conservationists and anyo. Seems like it's been a while since a grownup nonfiction book has crossed my path that I couldn't put down had to keep turning the pages because it was just so daggone fascinatingI call these books Your Neighborhood Librarian's Fetish Books because I go through them so obsessively The one about the little girl beauty pageants; Hair Wars; the book of Powwow attire YumSo here's a new one and what is it about Vernacular architecture The way people have built their houses and service structures all over the world and throughout history when building is entirely driven by materials function and comfort How did the ancient Scots cope with bitter winds and lack of lumber What's the best way to stack hay in Eastern Europe How exactly is a yurt put togetherAnd oh what a luxurious wealth of types of structures Haida plank houses Yanomamo compounds indlus igloos tipis and toleks Bottle buildings log cabins cob houses cave dwellings With plan drawings elevations cross sections and some color pictures Makes you want to go out in the woods mix up some mud cut some saplings and make yourself a little indlu of your own

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Buildings without ArchitectsNe interested in energy efficient building and sustainability The variety and ingenuity of the world’s vernacular building traditions are richly illustrated and the materials and techniues are explored With examples from every continent the book documents the diverse methods people have used to create shelter from locally available natural materials and shows the impressively handmade finished products through diagrams cr. I havent given it a 5 star yet bc i have not read it yet i have flipped through it tho and it looks aMAYzing and to divulge my super secret this was the book that i hoped to write one day except mine was going to be larger format and younger reader focused sigh