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Tue 24.5.

Spectacular Vernacular: contemporary applications of craft-based building methods

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 24.05.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

Ecomusée du Pays de Rennes by Guinée + Potin Architects; photo Stéphane Chalmeau

There was a time when context was everything in construction. Local materials were transformed by the ambition and skill of the builder into a functional, stylistically appropriate structure. In the face of an, at times seemingly inexorable, movement towards a homogenous, global design language in architecture, a number of architects have recently completed projects that embrace low-tech, craft-based building methods to add real environmental and cultural value. (by Alyn Griffiths)


to Alyn Griffiths’ article on Architonic