Based on perspectives and case studies from around the world, speakers, panels, and audience discussions considered what could lie behind this resurgence. Is it the expression of a quest for identity and meaning? Is it an inevitable, and perhaps temporary, shift into a new period of architectural style? Or does it come from an environmental awareness that resources are finite?
INTBAU is the S.H. Foundation's partner on the Iberian Prize for Traditional Architecture, with the generous support of The Driehaus Foundation. INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Architecture and Urbanism) works under the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales and since 2001 has gained 32 chapters and nearly 6000 members in over 100 countries worldwide.
This year's World Congress, at the Royal Society of Art, brought together delegates and speakers from across the world to London to discuss building, architecture, and urbanism.
INTBAU is an educational charity promoting traditional architecture and urbanismFounder & Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
The goal of the Congress was to explore what appears to be a resurgence in the use of natural materials and traditional forms for buildings and places.