RBA are preparing to make a presentation at the upcoming International Conference on Vernacular Heritage, Sustainability and Earthen Architecture (VerSus 2014) in València, Spain.

Our paper will discuss the adaptation of vernacular architecture, drawing on the South Melbourne example of a prefabricated timber house imported from Singapore and assembled c.1853. The house, an adaptation of the Malay vernacular tradition to a new Australian context, was one of hundreds imported to supply the burgeoning demand for housing during the gold rush. Now a rare surviving example on its original site, it has been further adapted for contemporary living in recent years.

The conference is being held from 11 – 13 September 2014 at the School of Architecture of Universitat Politècnica de València. For further information, follow the link: http://versus2014.blogs.upv.es/

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Above: Singapore Cottage, South Melbourne (Photograph: Peter Bennetts)
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21 August 2014
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