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What is Vernacular Architecture?

Vernacular architecture refers to ordinary buildings and landscapes. The VAF acknowledges that there have been and continue to be debates on defining "vernacular architecture."

We'll be posting brief pieces on this topic in the coming months. We invite you to enter this discussion. What is vernacular architecture to you? What does it mean for the field?

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