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The aim of this study is to find an alternative design approach that can answer the challenges of global warming and universalization. By conducting a study on the possibility of vernacular architecture as one of the alternative design approaches, to obtain a design that is oriented to the locality but still receive the latest technology in order to obtain sustainable design. This study used a descriptive method with rhetoric as analysis techniques, to explain how the vernacular architecture can be used as a design approach that is significant at this time. This study is a library research so that the data used is the data in the form of paper documents and images obtained in the form of personal documentation and documentation done other researchers, as well as the writings of experts architecture. To support the analysis in order to get results, then use the interpretation of Paul Ricoeur’s critical theory as a basis for analysis. The result of this research is an approach to the design of vernacular architecture as a method. It is expected that by using this approach can produce a design that can answer the above challenges and provide identity in its design, so that the values of the locality and the uniqueness of the design can be raised as a design force, hopefully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalA|Z ITU Journal of Faculty of Architecture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


  • Design approach
  • Paul Ricoeur
  • Vernacular architecture


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