Category Archives: Vernacular Architecture

A Letter from Gjirokastra

This is an extended version of a piece that appeared in the June issue of Destination: Preservation, Adventures in Preservation’s newsletter. If people still wrote letters home from their travels, here’s what we would have written about our recent hands-on … Continue reading

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Out of Africa: Documenting Vernacular Architecture

A Guest Post by Laura A. Macaluso based on an interview with Jon Twingi Sojkowski of African Vernacular Architecture This month I had the chance to speak with Jon Twingi Sojkowski, a licensed architect living in the historic area of … Continue reading

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A Shotgun House Primer

The folks at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans have put together a concise guide to shotgun houses. The primer touches on the origins of the vernacular form and descibes the variations found in the region and in New Orleans in particular. … Continue reading

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Monastery Makeovers

One challenge historic preservationists and architects face is that of adaptive reuse–taking a structure built for one specific purpose and giving it a new use. This process is an important part of historic preservation and of green building, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Eight Ways to Add Architecture to Your Adventures

Are you an architecture buff planning your next trip? Or maybe just looking for some new ways to explore? Here’s a list of eight things to do to add a little more architecture to your next vacation! Check out local … Continue reading

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The Architecture of Sunlight

By late summer, you may have found an understanding for the sun, or you may be longing for winter’s clouds to return. August, with its grass brown from heat and sun, leads much of the world to rediscover their porches, … Continue reading

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Go for the Fjords, Stay for the Churches!

EuroTravelogue™: ArtSmart Roundtable: Norway’s Historic Stave Churches. I keep seeing photos of these wonderful buildings and thinking I would love to see them in person. It may be a while before I get there, but Jeff Titelius recently traveled in … Continue reading

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