RECOVERY OF THE FORMAL AND SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NONO'S VERNACULAR DWELLINGS (ECUADOR) IN CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS
- Architecture and Urbanism Faculty, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Av. América
Keywords: Dwelling, Interpretation, Space, Form, Contemporary, Vernacular
Abstract. Vernacular architecture contains essential features of identity and customs of a town. Talking about housing, referred as the intimate space of development of a human group, it is understood its cultural significance. Architectural globalization, with features extracted from the outside, adapted without studies in any kind of territory, threatens to absorb those essential qualities of the various villages. Ecuador, as a multicultural country, conceive in the law the conservation of cultural heritage as primordial, however, there are few solutions to the problem of the heritage destruction. Lack of studies avoids the recovery of the built heritage, ignorance of the people downplays the vernacular, where forms and spaces of this architecture have been relegated, despite being the perfect and unique solution for each site. This article expresses the importance of vernacular architecture, its value in memory, and the fight against oblivion. It proposes a solution to curb its disappearance, trying to establish a model for architectural design that revalue the vernacular through an analysis of forms and spaces to suit contemporary contexts. A vision of the present influenced by the past, properly integrated.