Site Magazine | Vol. 40 | Vernaculars
The Site Magazine is an independent journal that addresses diverse issues pertaining to our built environment. Through a range of writing types, design projects, and visual formats, each issue advocates for a critical consideration of the layered relations of our built environment posed from varied perspectives, including the cultural, political, formal, social, and ecological.
Vernacular architecture, made from local materials using techniques that respond to the climate, presents a vision of architecture where human needs exist in perfect harmony with the landscape. Amid a looming awareness of the fragility of the environment and its finite resources, this volume asks are there new answers to be found by revisiting the constructions of the past?