Masum Ul Huq
M A Kader
Asm Forhad Hossain
Md Khairul Bashar
The human being made a huge development of their living styles, construction of houses, cities making. They are makings buildings after buildings, cities after cities forgetting/ignoring the natures, forests, other inhabitants of the earth like animals birds etc. Aggressive human interventions on nature extinct many sanctuary, hills, water bodies, and animals.
Latest Technological development in the architectural field makes some buildings projects beyond imaginations. However, not all architectures or cities, are able to keep pace with this advancement, especially, vernacular architecture, which is ignored in many ways in all over the world. Modern architecture becomes the things for rich people and vernacular architectures are remain for poor people. Modern architecture develops all over the city where all modern facilities are concentrated and vernacular architecture took place on the leftover spaces of the city where the underprivileged group takes shelter. In the urban area, vernacular architecture loses its identity and re known to everyone as “SLUM”. As a result of ignorance, the living environment and natural environments in vernacular architecture are highly compromised.
The human being is the responsible for the most devastating and damaging effect made on nature. Our ruthless activities are directly jeopardizing the biodiversity, wildlife habitation, sanctuary and other natural settings. In prehistoric time, both the animals and humans co-existed in nature. Bringing this co-relation back in a harmonious way without compromising each other’s comfort and safety zone would be a great challenge in the urban areas. Vernacular Architecture is addressing this issues in rural areas for thousand years and has a potential to do same in urban areas.
Harmonious coexistence of humans and wildlife within a city may sound impractical but not impossible. Vernacular Architecture may provide some practical solution when we, human beings, compromise our interests towards adjacent nature for the sake of everyone’s co-existence.