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HOMEGROWN ARCHITECTURE… TOWARDS A NEW VERNACULAR

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Date: - 17:10
Organiser: Institute of Historic Building Conservation North West Branch
Location: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester

IHBC NW Branch Day Conference

Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester

It’s now over 50 years since the publication of Ron Brunskill’s Illustrated Handbook of Vernacular Architecture – this pioneering and authoritative work provided a solid basis for understanding the different types of traditional architecture, construction techniques and materials and it continues to inspire extensive and ongoing research in the field. However where new development or intervention is required,  whether in terms of adaptions to existing vernacular buildings or the introduction of new development within historic places and landscapes, design responses – and public and professional attitudes to them – have met with mixed success.

This conference will examine the constraints and opportunities of working with traditional buildings, highlight successful approaches to contemporary design within a vernacular tradition, and examine how conservation and design policies and advice may be best constructed and applied to promote sensitive place-making.

The conference will be of interest to planners, architects, developers, property owners, amenity societies, and all those who manage and care for the historic environment.

BOOKING NOW OPEN AT vernacular.ihbc.org.uk with an EARLY BIRD RATE UNTIL END OF AUGUST

Contact ihbcnwevents@gmail.com for more information.

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