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Design Build Pedagogy Opportunity

The proposal of a Spectacular Vernacular was not just to design a house that is both inexpensive and energy efficient for Florida's climate: we wanted to propose a way of working – a method – that could produce such a building for any client on almost any site in North Central Florida.

Furthermore, the Spectacular Vernacular was intended to be utilized as the basis for an architectural design studio at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. As a pedagogical tool, the Spectacular Vernacular would become one component (the [T]heory) in each student's design production, resulting in dozens, and eventually hundreds, of instances of the method's application in production of individually tailored design methods, all of which could produce low-cost, low-energy housing in Florida.