Relationship of subculture and urban vernacular architecture: case study of the dwelling identity of waste pickers and reusable waste carrier subculture


  • วศิน วิเศษศักดิ์ดี คณะสถาปัตยกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยศิลปากร


subculture, urban vernacular architecture, identity, waste pickers and reusable waste carrier, dwelling


The objective of this article is to study relationship of subculture and urban vernacular architecture that is expressed through dwelling identity of waste pickers and reusable waste carrier subculture group. This research is based on theoretical framework of subculture existence. This article presents specifically on research framework of indicator of identity that project on character of dwelling. The result reveals that occupational subculture of waste pickers and reusable waste carrier has influenced characteristic of dwelling with distinctive subculture group identity differentiated from common dwelling identity in the society in terms of construction, interior space of dwelling, material and interior decoration, furniture and home appliances. Dwelling identity of waste pickers and reusable waste carrier subculture is, therefore, a result of occupational culture factor, which is a reflection of cultural factor that in line with urban vernacular architecture.


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