Vernacular Architecture in Albania and Austria

A comparative approach Focus of this WTZ project was a bilateral exchange of views on the vernacular built heritage in Albania and Austria on a comparative basis.Austria and Albania are two countries sharing the experience that architectural witnesses made out of earth and stone are continuously and rapidly disappearing. Thus, expert knowledge on these building […]

Earth Construction & Tradition

Volume I „Earth construction and tradition“ is a series of publications with a wide spectrum in the field of building with earth on an international scope. The publication deals with modern and historic architecture as well and gives a certain focus on building traditions, be it in their original, developed or newly defined form. This […]

Roots of Architecture

Building Traditions in Non-European Cultures Architecture is a product of the interaction between form, function, construction and symbolism. The relationships between the various elements are independent of the size or complexity of a construction project: they are as essential for simple structures as they are for complex ones. At the same time, these basic principles, […]

Elementare Architektur

Elementare Architektur In diesem Buch, das begleitend zur Vorlesung „Elementare Architekturaußereuropäischer Kulturen“ an der Technischen Universität Wien entstand, wird die Entwicklung elementarer Bautypen und Konstruktionsweisen in indigenen Architekturtraditionen Asiens, Afrikas, Amerikas und Ozeaniens im Kontext der jeweiligen Prägungen des technologischen und soziokulturellen Umfelds betrachtet, um grundlegende Prinzipien des Bauens in einer gesamtheitlichen Sicht darzustellen.