Sunday, May 6, 2012

The inspiring idea

I love vernacular architecture. That architecture which is created by people across the world. The architecture that is the result of practical solutions applied to practical problems encountered by each population group.
The way each village, each community and each population group have combined the availability of local materials, building skills and the climatic conditions or other natural forces, to improve their own lot never ceases to amaze me.

I believe that, across the world, all the human needs have been addressed one way or another, and that all the day to day problems have been solved by one community or another. I also notice that this knowledge is seldom available outside the communities that developed it. And I think that some of these solutions could benefit other communities in other parts of the world.
I propose to start a movement of dissemination of this knowledge and to garner the cooperation of people who can become agents of propagation and implementation of this knowledge in order to contribute to the betterment of the life condition of the less privileged members of society.

This is the inspiring idea behind this blog.

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