1st Edition

Contemporary Vernacular Design How British Housing Can Rediscover its Soul

By Clare Nash Copyright 2016
    240 Pages
    by RIBA Publishing

    This book presents 25 international housing schemes that draw on traditional vernacular principles whilst taking into account modern day materials, methods and financial or energy requirements. The aim is to show how, despite mass housing needs, we can design quality modern schemes that ‘fit’ their surroundings and generate a sense of place, community and regional identity – rather than the poor quality, identikit housing currently seen wherever you are in the UK.

    Part 1: View on the Vernacular  Part 2: UK Case Studies  Part 3: European Case Studies  Part 4: ROW Case Studies  Part 5: Co-housing  Conclusion


    Clare Nash is a chartered architect, founder of Clare Nash Architecture and lecturer of architectural technology at Oxford Brookes University. Her design focus takes inspiration from the vernacular, which she has studied to masters level within both the UK and abroad.