Indigenous architecture of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico captures our imagination because of its simplicity, order, and beauty. The great house at Chaco canyon flourished between AD 850 and AD 1150. It is a significant archeological find that celebrates native American life and culture.
Egypt is known for pyramids and pharaohs. It is also where an Egyptian architect named Hasan Fathy developed an indigenous style of architecture that blends the modern spirit with traditional craftsmanship. A wonderful example of this postmodern vernacular architecture is found at the New Gourna Village near Luxor.
One of the most fascinating places to visit in Thailand is its floating market at Ayutthaya. It’s vernacular architecture includes intriguing wooden structures along the waterways with vendors selling their crafts and delicious Thai food. It is also a setting for local vendors to display traditional Thai costumes, and delight the visitors with interesting souvenirs.