Tag: vernacular architecture

What can builders of the past teach us about sustainable building methods?

Monday 19 February 2024


At its core, vernacular building is about local knowledge and local materials. Our Vernacular Buildings Craft Fellow, Ross, shares his experience of working on vernacular buildings across Scotland and explains how they could help modern building practices become more sustainable.

Grassroots hutting: an architecture borrowed from the soil

Wednesday 24 January 2024


How can local materials and ancient skills help us with sustainable building practices for the modern age? That's a question we've explored on a recent project to construct a traditional turf hut near Comrie, Perthshire.