VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE+social factor

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Mori Pwani – (Swahili) “Friends Beach” (Photo credit: ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓)

social factor is active this process. Indeed, people migrate from the fields to the city
searching for a better life, and at the same time, tie must become accustomed to a new
social system. Once in the city, they now need to follow certain social miles (often new to
their social concepts) such as buying a piece of land with particular dimensions and under
particular city ordinances. The natural construction materials are no longer obtained from
the woods free of cost; now people need to work until they can afford them. However,
retail stores offer diverse industrialized construction materials over natural ones, the latter
often scarce due to forest depredation. Nevertheless, immigrants are literally forced by
social and economic conditions to buy CMU blocks, zinc, cement, and other
industrialized materials to build their dwellings On the other hand,

 

mass media is strongly involved in this process through their featuring the mentioned

 

industrialized materials as part of the progressive ideology. In other words,

 

the use of natural construction materials is considered retrograde, and the use of industrialized materials is considered modem, even though it entails sacrificing thermal comfort and/or economy
(e.g., energy consumption by using air conditioner)
Another important difference between vernacular and modem houses, is the
flexibility shown in the use of interior spaces. Culturally speaking, in the vernacular
house, the use of interior spaces is not defined for specific activities. Indeed, throughout
the Coast Region, and specifically in Esmeraldas (the norther province of the region),
there are still rural houses that neither consider the use of exterior walls nor interior ones;
rather, they have totally open floor plan. This flexibility in the use of space is
advantageous in terms of spatial efficiency. Various activities can be executed in the
same space. The modem house however defines spatial divisions and assigns specific
activities to a particular space. In terms of spatial efficiency, a modem house will require
more lot area than the vernacular house in order to accommodate the same activities.

vernacular-selected general materials are listed here

Industrialization

Industrialization (Photo credit: Lee Phelps Photography)

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