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chapter 1.2 - Chapter 1 Vernacular Houses-Styles based on...

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Chapter 1 Vernacular Houses : -Styles based on ornament and form -Folk houses are primarily built by occupants for shelter and with little cocern for the currently popular styles. -Two stages of Vernacular architecture: 1. Traditional- based on local model and uses local materials and construction techniques. 2. Modern- more typical of vernacular architecture today, uses readily available materials. -Centered around large fireplace. Windows used sparingly and house was used primarily for shelter from weather and danger. Hall and Parlor Cottages : -One of early forms of housing. Oldest remaining frame homes in north America are these. -Early version had no chimneys -roofs are steep, and generally have gabled roofs with sloped sides parallel to front door. -cape cod cottage is one variant of Hall and Parlor design. Roof Forms***know what look like by powerpoint: Side gable Front gable Gambrel Hipped Mansard Georgian Style Homes : -people pay more attention to aesthetics, dividing the interior of homes into separate areas.
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