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This is the page of models, or specific examples of vernacular types. Although the name might generate some confusion with the idea of scale-model or maquette, I will call these examples "models" until finding a better term (some people would call them "typological versions," but it sounds too complicated for an online project).
The idea of "model" is related to that of "type." Type would be a building structure whose characteristics remain more or less constant, accross different models. Model would be one out of many variations or interpretations of the type rules. As a way of example, the scheme shown represents different models of turreted houses, which belong to the same Victorian type.
As a side note, and given that the word Victorian immediately recalls the term "style," this is a good opportunity to say that the term style will not be used as a form of classification here on the site. "Type" will be used instead. Why? Style is often associated to a more superficial aspect, that of the skin of the building; that is to say, the decoration and other apparent aspects. The word type allows to talk more freely about building systems, socio-historical, economic and other aspects. In other words, type sounds more "structural," and less related to just the visual aspect of a building.
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Ruen Norn - Central Thailand traditional house Model No. 8127
Thailand - Bangsai. The Arts and Crafts Village, at the Bangsai Arts and Crafts Centre of H.M. Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
Ruen Norn or living module of a Central Thailand traditional house. This particular model is a demonstrative structure housed at the Arts and Crafts Village in Bangsai, Thailand. The model…
Zinc House in San Pablo de Kantesiya Model No. 476
Ecuador – Sucumbíos – San Pablo de Kantesiya.
Coming from houses with very low walls or no walls at all, and that could be accessed from everywhere and by everybody, the Zinc House represented a major change in…
Generic Zinc House Model No. 475
Ecuador – Sucumbíos – San Pablo de Kantesiya and Siehuaya.
This 3D model is based on observing and roughly measuring different Zinc Houses in the area of San Pablo and Siehuaya (Ecuador), following in particular one of them that…
Colón’s Pa’pa Huë’e, San Pablo Model No. 474
Ecuador – Sucumbíos – San Pablo de Kantesiya.
This house, owned by Colón Piaguaje, was used to accommodate travelers visiting the Secoya community of San Pablo. It consisted of a set of two double-poled structures, one that was…
César’s kitchen, Remolino Model No. 473
Ecuador – Sucumbíos – Secoya Remolino.
This structure, documented in early 2001, used to be the kitchen of César Piaguaje's house. The Secoya house type that used these separate kitchens was known as Pa'pa Huë'e. The…
Early 1900s Telemark house Model No. 437
Norway – Telemark – Vestfjorddalen.

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s teahouse Model No. 438
United States – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia.
Named Sunkaraku or "Evanescent Joys," this Japanese teahouse was built around 1917 by Ogi Rodo using parts of an eighteenth-century one. In 1928 it was purchased by the Philadelphia Museum…
Early 1900s Hopi structure Model No. 439
United States - Arizona – Walpi.
Described in Library of Congress record as: "Walpi homes - Hopi."
Record summary: "Women climbing ladder and steps of pueblo building."

Delfín’s Tui’que Huë’e Model No. 432
Ecuador – Sucumbíos – San Pablo de Kantesiya.
Back in 2003, this house was the only remaining example in Ecuador of the Tui'que Huë'e, a vanishing indigenous typology. It was built as a demonstrative model no to live…
Convention Hall Model No. 317
USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard.
Designed by Philip H. Johnson (not to confuse with the homonymous architect and advocate of the Modern). Built between 1929 and 1931.

The demolition of this building…

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