“Reading” the Change and Diversity of Communities and Vernacular Architecture

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Supawadee Chuapram
Ornsiri Panin


Among the changes that have come with modern development are those in the environment and socio-culture that have affected folkways and especially had a continuous impact on the physical characteristics of traditional communities and vernacular architecture. Consequently, the study of traditional communities and their vernacular dwellings, as living culture, reveals the complexity and relationship of diverse factors. This study examined ways in which to read the changes and diversity of communities and vernacular houses in order to understand all dimensions. This article emphasizes discourse theories and takes a holistic approach, leading to the integration of various research methodologies appropriate to conditions of place and time which are essential to further studies of local communities.

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Chuapram, S., & Panin, O. (2013). “Reading” the Change and Diversity of Communities and Vernacular Architecture. Journal of Mekong Societies, 9(1), 131–154. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/mekongjournal/article/view/7970