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Asia’s Vernacular Architecture | Understanding Cultures & Cities

Melaka, Malaysia - Asia's Vernacular Architecture

In late 2016, I participated in a fantastic EdX.org course entitled ‘Vernacular Architecture of Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Cultural Sustainability’. The course is archived and still available on EdX – I highly recommend. Studying Asia’s Vernacular Architecture gave me immediate window into our new part of the world. Vernacular Architecture in our Cities Modern urban environments can feel quite similar …

Kuala Lumpur Vernacular Architecture

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman,

I recently participated in a course on ‘Vernacular Architecture of Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Cultural Sustainability’ at EdX. While taking the course I heard Kuala Lumpur Vernacular Architecture referenced and had to learn more. Kuala Lumpur Vernacular Architecture Vernacular buildings can be described as common structures of ordinary purpose built by or with the owners using local materials and commonly …