Keywords:vernacular technonogies, technological knowledge, field study
The authors are trying to create a method of passing on traditional techniques and methods of building vernacular architecture. Although the local techniques and methods are significant and important for the architecture in the region, they are being driven out by modern and global technologies and methods. As a result, the cultural scenery typical and unique in a certain area is being destroyed. The authors focus on three types of knowledge i.e., theoretical knowledge, technological knowledge, and practical knowledge, and are representing them in such a form in which they are passed on from the experts to the prospective experts. This paper introduces our research plan and some findings from one of the pilot studies. We classified verbal expressions to describe how good, or bad, traditional artifacts are and found that descriptions of actions to create something are often used in the evaluation of the artifacts.