Throughout the centuries, earthen and vernacular architecture have revealed outstanding building cultures across the globe. This rich and unique architecture is expressed through different tangible expressions in distinct cultural regions. Nonetheless, for the last twenty years, even with the rising awareness for its protection, this fragile earthen and vernacular heritage is now at risk due to urban pressure, globalisation, and climate change. This Special Issue intends to share the exceptional heritage that is still witnessed in the five continents, and the challenges that this endanger heritage is facing to survive.
Earthen architecture in the Iberian Peninsula: a portrait of vulnerability, sustainability and conservation
For more than a decade, a wide range of Spanish case studies, relating especially to rural inner or abandoned sites and areas, have been analysed by the authors as part of different research projects linked wi...
Citation: Built Heritage 2021 5:24