Vernacular architecture

Intervening the city


One of the greatest problems of contemporaneity is the lack of identity resulting from globalization. Architecture also becomes international, forgetting local roots. It seems as if all buildings could be built anywhere, no matter the social, historical, political or climatic values. We are interested in local architecture that has adapted its design all over the years to climate, and other needs. The result is the optimization of the spaces and construction systems in the search of comfort and reduction of resource uses. Many people believe to have invented the so-called bioclimatic architecture. But this is absolutely wrong. It has always existed, integrated in the vernacular architecture.