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Vernacular Region: Meaning and Examples

The Meaning of a Vernacular Region Explained Simply With Examples

Vernacular Region: Meaning and Examples

This is a eight page notes packet that examines how geographers describe locations.  The packet addresses place and region with all of the sub-categories associated with it (to include:  place, location, site, situation, toponym, formal region, vernacular region, & functional region to name a few).

Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography - Place & Region Worksheets

This is a eight page notes packet that examines how geographers describe locations. The packet addresses place and region with all of the sub-categories associated with it (to include: place, location, site, situation, toponym, formal region, vernacular region, & functional region to name a few).

A vacation cabin in Sweden built in the regions's vernacular style with dovetailed log walls and a living green roof. It has two bedrooms and a loft in roughly 750 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

A vacation cabin in Sweden built in the regions's vernacular style with dovetailed log walls and a living green roof. It has two bedrooms and a loft in roughly 750 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Vernacular Economics: How Building Codes & Taxes Shape Regional Architecture - 99% Invisible

Vernacular Economics: How Building Codes & Taxes Shape Regional Architecture - 99% Invisible

[misc] Vernacular Economics: How Building Codes & Taxes Shape Regional Architecture - 99% Invisible

[misc] Vernacular Economics: How Building Codes & Taxes Shape Regional Architecture - 99% Invisible

Vernacular:The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.

Vernacular:The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.

A vacation cabin in Sweden built in the regions's vernacular style with dovetailed log walls and a living green roof. It has two bedrooms and a loft in roughly 750 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

A vacation cabin in Sweden built in the regions's vernacular style with dovetailed log walls and a living green roof. It has two bedrooms and a loft in roughly 750 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Rocio Romero's prefab home is located in rural Missouri and subtly reflects the regional vernacular. “When you design prefab, it’s not just having a grandiose design everyone’s going to love; it’s also stepping back and thinking about how things get built. Every little step is important and informs how [the house] gets put together and how it gets designed,” she says.

Rocio Romero's prefab home is located in rural Missouri and subtly reflects the regional vernacular. “When you design prefab, it’s not just having a grandiose design everyone’s going to love; it’s also stepping back and thinking about how things get built. Every little step is important and informs how [the house] gets put together and how it gets designed,” she says.

The LAMAS team studied local and regional vernacular before beginning the design. "Many of the towns around here have a New England architecture. It's more Vermont-looking than the typical Quebec village," architect James Macgillivray notes. An antique blanket box is one of the few furnishings in the master bedroom.  #minimalistarchitecture

The LAMAS team studied local and regional vernacular before beginning the design. "Many of the towns around here have a New England architecture. It's more Vermont-looking than the typical Quebec village," architect James Macgillivray notes. An antique blanket box is one of the few furnishings in the master bedroom. #minimalistarchitecture

Dover House by Shaun Lockyer Architects represents a contemporary evolution of Queensland’s vernacular architecture, and the practice’s approach to architecture, described as subtropical-inspired regional modernism.

Dover House by Shaun Lockyer Architects represents a contemporary evolution of Queensland’s vernacular architecture, and the practice’s approach to architecture, described as subtropical-inspired regional modernism.

Wooden church, Maramures, Romania.  Photo: iancowe, via Flickr

Wooden church, Maramures county, one of the best kept Europe's secrets, Romania.

compressed sand and cement in Senegal. Built entirely by villager volunteer work and no electricity in Senegal. A nice case study.

Youth Center In Niafourang / Project Niafourang

Traditionally painted flat-roofed mud house, Sirigu, Upper East region, Ghana

Photos and pictures of: Traditionally painted flat-roofed mud house, Sirigu, Upper East region, Ghana - The Africa Image Library

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