Vernacular and Urban-Influenced Housing Types in Constanța County in the 20th Century
The evolution of housing in Constanța County was influenced by a multitude of factors from one decade to the other, this created some significant variations in the way homes were designed and built. The changes had to do mostly with the fact that peasants began to massively import aspects of urban lifestyle, along with new design and building techniques. The current study aims at mapping the evolution of rural housing from Constanța County, beginning with the last decade of the 20th century, up to the late 1960s. The study highlights the way in which many rural communities suffered various social changes, that greatly affected the mindset that was previously in place when it came the housing design and household management.
KeywordsConstanța Rural society Household vernacular Peasant House Urban housing Village Hut Settlement
The study is based both on work done with document that were archives, and from fieldwork. It is important to mention that for some of the houses presented in this study the information only came from documents (pictures, books], and for others they entirely came from on-site observations. This is why there are certain inconsistencies when it comes to describing some aspects related to the structural characteristics and interior layout. The models that are present in this study were created in Trimble SketchUp 2017. The author used real-life pictures of the homes, gathered from on-site work, books and various online sources.
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