Title: REVISITING THE STRENGTH OF TRADITIONAL - SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT AND VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN INDIA
Authors: Aditi Jain
The British School, New Delhi
MLA 8 Jain, Aditi. "REVISITING THE STRENGTH OF TRADITIONAL - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 2019, pp. 5696-5701, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=436. Accessed Aug. 2019.
APA Jain, A. (2019, August). REVISITING THE STRENGTH OF TRADITIONAL - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(8), 5696-5701. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=436
Chicago Jain, Aditi. "REVISITING THE STRENGTH OF TRADITIONAL - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 8 (August 2019), 5696-5701. Accessed August, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=436.
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Abstract: In recent times, alongside the shift towards more technologically integrated urban homes and
architecture, there is also seen a shift towards unsustainable and environmentally unfriendly
methods of architecture. Over the centuries of the evolution of humanity, different civilizations
have developed different types and forms of architecture that are suited to their local and
contextual requirements. Such vernacular architecture is oft suited to the bioclimatic zone of the
region, creating a space that can be lived in, in a sustainable manner. Numerous factors such as
sociocultural environment, materials, economy and technological availability are responsible
(alongside climate) as the main influencers of the architecture of the built environment in
locations. This paper attempts to consider, in the Indian context, the value of vernacular forms of
architecture in demonstrating a sustainable model which must be revisited in the age of climate
change and environmental degradation, to look at alternative (and traditional) materials,
methods, and styles of constructing built environments both in urban as well as rural areas in
different parts of India.
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