Is the migrant house in Australia an Australian vernacular architecture?

Lozanovska, Mirjana, Levin, Iris and Gantala, Maria Victoria 2013, Is the migrant house in Australia an Australian vernacular architecture?, Traditional dwellings and settlements review, vol. XXIV, no. II, pp. 65-78.

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Title Is the migrant house in Australia an Australian vernacular architecture?
Author(s) Lozanovska, MirjanaORCID iD for Lozanovska, Mirjana
Levin, Iris
Gantala, Maria Victoria
Journal name Traditional dwellings and settlements review
Volume number XXIV
Issue number II
Start page 65
End page 78
Total pages 14
Publisher International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments
Place of publication Berkeley, Calif.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1050-2092
Summary This report seeks to understand the meaning of the migrant house in Melbourne, Australia. Following a discussion of the Australian vernacular house, it asks what it is that makes the migrant house a unique category, different from other, nonmigrant houses in Australia. Reporting on research on seventeen migrant houses in the suburbs of Melbourne, it then shows how three architectural elements - the facade, the terrace, and the back yard - differentiate these houses from other examples of the Australian vernacular. Finally, it argues that, through their different "migrant aesthetics," the three architectural elements illustrate how soda-spatial features have facilitated and eased the adaptation of migrants to life in Australia.
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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