The vernacular is often complementary to sustainable architecture and interior design. Yet in many cases these days, its manifestation tends toward the gestural. Opportunities for deeper relevance and benefit are overlooked. Similarly, sanitised and packaged versions of heritage, as well as dogmatic preservations of the past, each present their own limitations. Authentic understandings of what the vernacular has to offer the contemporary built environment can positively impact ideas of culture and how people live. This session will explore the lived experience – as opposed to the thin iconography – of culture, place and identity as manifested through a variety of project types in a spectrum of regional locations.
At the end of this panel, attendees will be able to:
AACA Competency Standards related to this session:
Design: Conceptual Design
3.2 Application of creative imagination, aesthetic judgement and critical evaluation in formulating design options
3.6 Assessment of the economic impact on the project of strategies and options
Design: Schematic Design
4.1 Evaluation of design options in relation to project requirements
4.2 Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts
4.5 Investigation and integration of appropriate structural, construction, service and transport systems in the project design
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Please note you are required to attend the full hour of each session and submit the relevant questionnaire to redeem your formal AIA Refuel points.