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Indian Vernacular Architecture

Available resources, local materials


Traditional methods passed on for generations
Built by local craftsmen
Reflecting climate, geography of the locality
Reflecting local culture, traditions, customs
Vaastu Shastra
Climate
Hot & Dry- Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP
Warm & Humid- Coastal regions, Northeast
Cold & Sunny- Himalayan region
Composite- Central India
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Architectural Ideas- Siting, Light, Sequence of spaces, Form


and structure
Themes- Specific patterns recurring throughout
Organising Ideas- Geometric configurations, Hierarchies
Literal Translation
Function
Form
Materials
Structure
Lighting
Ventilation
Meaning
Philosophy