Heritage for tomorrow
Vernacular Knowledge for Sustainable Architecture
Vernacular architecture represents a great resource that has considerable potential to define principles for sustainable design and contemporary architecture. This publication is the result of an overall aim to produce a valuable tool for analysis regarding vernacular heritage through different assessments, in order to define principles to consider for sustainable development. VERSUS, HERITAGE FOR TOMORROW: Vernacular Knowledge for Sustainable Architecture is the result of a common effort undertaken by the partners ESG | Escola Superior Gallaecia, Portugal, as Project leader; CRAterre | École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble, France; DIDA | Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy; DICAAR | Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy; and UPV | Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. This is the final outcome of VerSus, an European project developed from 2012 to 2014, in the framework of the Culture 2007-2013 programme.
Mariana Correia PhD, MSc, DPEA-Terre, Architect. Escola Superior Gallaecia President. World Heritage Sites ICOMOS consultant. Steering Committee Member of WHEAP-UNESCO and Mali Earthen Architecture Centre, from Aga Khan Trust for Culture. FCO and FAFB Board of Trustees member. ICOMOS-ISCEAH, ICOMOS-CIAV, PROTERRA, UNESCO Chair-Earthen Architecture expert.
Letizia Dipasquale Architect, PhD. in Architectural Technologies, research fellow at the Department of Architecture of the Universidad of Florence and member of the research unity INN-LINKS (Research Center on Innovation and Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems).
Saverio Mecca Architect, Full Professor of Building Production, Dean of Department of Architecture at University of Florence, Director of the research unity INN-LINKS, director of the scientific journal Ploes Heritage for the future and member of ICOMOS-ISCEAH.