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Appropriate Low Technology

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As the term suggests, this is usually an endemic low embodied energy, high labour technology appropriate to the context of its application, reliant on local skills and materials while responding appropriately to the prevalent climatic and environmental needs. While it is informed by the vernacular architecture it has the added factor of considered design, possibly by persons alien but empathetic to the culture, or through cultural osmosis by locals exposed to outside influences.

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