WIT Press


INVESTIGATING THE WAYS OF LEARNING FROM VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR190361

Volume

191

Pages

9

Page Range

421 - 429

Published

2019

Author(s)

ILKER FATIH OZORHON, GULIZ OZORHON

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the methods for learning from the past and to explore alternative directions/approaches towards transferring past knowledge for the living environments of tomorrow. To achieve this objective, this study suggests a holistic model that combines a variety of layers, directions and methods for utilizing vernacular-architecture knowledge. Three key components of this model are: (1) Learning from Vernacular Architecture (LF-VA), (2) Learning from Experience (LF-E) and (3) Learning from Researchers (LF-R). Based on the scope of this study, each component has been independently examined and their unique characteristics as well as subcomponents have been indicated. Finally, the authors of this study suggested a model that can make alternative situations visible not only for their future researches, but also for other scholars aiming to learn from vernacular architecture.

Keywords

learning from the past, vernacular architecture, vernacular knowledge