Urbani izziv Volume 15, No. 1, June 2004
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The logic of vernacular architecture versus new built tissue
Vernacular architecture is known architecture in time and material, as well as function. The article deals with a systems failure, which occurred during a contingency – strong rain in a short time period. Planning and development of the countryside is a process, in which many experts, users, other offices and institutions participate. In the municipality of Kranjska Gora communication between the local authority, inhabitants and professionals was intense and good. I dare say, it was an exemplary case of correct communication. Nevertheless, a recent calamity showed several weak links in this chain – a glitch in the physical planning matrix.
building economics, floods, life cycle, planning process, spatial user, sustainable development, system failure, vernacular architecture