breaking paradigms

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Vernacular Architecture

In this episode, we talk about vernacular architecture around the world. We talked with Bouchra Idrissi of the Africa Innovation Network about the definitions, advantages, and challenges of vernacular architecture. Please post your input in the map below:


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Projects & Examples

The example mentioned in the podcast “Ben Guerir” – the eco-city in Morocco:
Architectural projects at the AIN social media:

Africa Innovation Network

Literature & Links


Sayigh, A., 2019. Sustainable Vernacular Architecture. Brighton, UK: Springer International Publishing.

Glassie, H., 2000. Vernacular Architecture. Bloomington, US: Indiana University Press.

Weber, W., Yannas, S., 2014. Lessons from Vernacular Architecture. Routledge


Created by Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
With music composed by Dídac Barroso Cascales
Sound design by Dídac Barroso Cascales & Florian Frech
Editing: Sarah Kusché
Content & concept: Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
Contribution: Bouchra Idrissi of the Africa Innovation Network
Script: Sarah Kusché
Voice for intro and outro by Dídac Barroso Cascales
Special thanks to Florian Frech for providing his studio and expertise for intro & outro!

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