Vernacular Architecture in the 21st Centure: Theory, Education and Practice by Asquith, Vellinga

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The book looks into vernacular architecture in the 21st century through studying projects in the past. It focuses particularly on theory, education and practice in architecture.

The East Wahdat Upgrading Programme is one of the successful cases that was discussed in the book. The author of the chapter writes about his own experience of working in the project on site, illustrating the communication between local people and professionals, as well as the benefits brought about through integrating local culture into the design.

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