AD5622 Architecture Technology and Construction 2 (SEM1-2 - 2022/23)
Vernacular and Regional Architecture
Vernacular architecture refers to the traditional, indigenous building styles and techniques used by local communities in a particular region, often shaped by climate, culture, materials, and technology available in that area. This type of architecture reflects local needs, customs, and beliefs, and has evolved through trial and error and adaptation to local conditions.
Sustainability in Architecture
Sustainability in architecture refers to the design and construction of buildings that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. This includes the use of renewable materials, energy-efficient systems, and practices that reduce the overall environmental impact of the building.
The selection of building materials plays a crucial role in shaping the safety, durability, and overall quality of architectural structures. Furthermore, building materials can impact a building's environmental performance by affecting energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and sustainability.