The role of vernacular architecture in the 21st century has been kept to a minimum, given the practice of modern-day architects placing aesthetic quality above function, comfort, or ecological benefits. Vernacular architecture is defined by the understanding that form follows function and there is a prevalent usage of local materials taking into consideration the manner of how its intended user will utilise the structure. Vernacular ...
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