Literature shows lack of research that addresses contemporary vernacular and how it relates to vernacular traditions and modern or formal architecture. The objective of this study is to develop a theoretical model to better understand how vernacular architecture evolves and transforms over time. The diffusion of innovation (DoI) theory and latest relevant research literature were reviewed. A conceptual framework that models contemporary vernacular evolution was developed based largely on Rogers’ model of diffusion of innovation. In this model, the imported/foreign elements were modeled as externally induced innovations into the structure of the contemporary vernacular. The paper develops a framework that complementing and questioning available intellectual tools to understand contemporary vernacular.
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