Today, there is a growing awareness of the importance of vernacular architecture across the globe, and interdisciplinary concerns are being addressed at international forums. The need for concerted efforts toward systematic study, documentation and research is now more than ever.
This is a study of vernacular architecture as a process, not a product. The dynamic forces that catalyse the process of building and living in these houses bear more importance than the building itself. The documentation process reflects this very understanding of the ethos of vernacular. In the field of learning, the process of documentation has always marked an important contribution to the field.