Paradigm Shift of Construction Techniques from Vernacular to Neo--Vernacular in Villages to Sustain Climate Change

Authors

  • Ar. Maryam Jamil Lecturer Department of Architecture, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Ar. Khizra Shahzad Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Amna Mustafa Student B. Arch, Department of Architecture, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)07

Keywords:

Climate Change, Neo Vernacular, Rural Life, Sustainability, Urban Environment, Vernacular Techniques

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to conduct a comparative analysis of traditional and modern architectural approaches in rural communities to identify architectural styles that endure environmental challenges. Climate change is an urgent global challenge that necessitates immediate action to minimize its detrimental effects. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported in 2007 highlighted that developing and least developed countries would bear a greater burden from climate change compared to developed countries. This holds true even at the community level, where impoverished individuals suffer the consequences of climatic anomalies due to limited resources and lack of access to information. This study explores the correlation between human habitation and architectural design in rural regions through literature and surveys. The findings offer significant perspectives for fostering sustainable development. A re-embrace of the ethos and design principles of vernacular architecture can guide the creation of more sustainable and adaptive architectural solutions.

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Published

2024-05-27

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How to Cite

Jamil, M., Shahzad, K., & Mustafa, A. (2024). Paradigm Shift of Construction Techniques from Vernacular to Neo--Vernacular in Villages to Sustain Climate Change. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 8(2), 68–81. https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)07