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Contemporary vernacular design

Contemporary vernacular design

: How British housing can rediscover its soul

by Clare Nash
28th November, 2016

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This book presents 25 inspirational housing schemes providing hope for the future of home building in Britain. Highlighting the need for the UK to reclaim its sense of local identity through the vernacular, these case studies are not just examples of good design but demonstrate the achievable nature of contemporary vernacular in today's society.

Generating a sense of place, community and regional identity, these schemes are also affordable and highly energy efficient. Through site visits and interviews with both architects and residents, each case study explores how the schemes were delivered, how they have been received by the community, and how passive principles of vernacular design were applied to create true sustainability.

Clare Nash is a chartered architect, founder of Clare Nash Architecture and lecturer of architectural technology at Oxford Brookes University. Her design focus takes inspiration from the vernacular, which she has studied to masters level within both the UK and abroad.

Details & Specs

Author: Clare Nash


Publisher: RIBA Publishing


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9781859465844


Publication Date: 28th November, 2016


Pages: 215


Dimensions: 246 x 190 x 15 mm


Notes: illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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