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AUC GEOGRAPHICA, Vol 58 No 2 (2023), 214–224

The typology of countryside architectonical forms in South-Moravia, a region of Czechia

Andrea Lešková, Antonín Vaishar

published online: 14. 12. 2023


This article focuses on the typology of countryside architectonical forms in the region of South-Moravia in southeastern Czechia and on the expression of village identity through architecture in case study villages. Original folk architecture has been altered by new types of constructions built in rural areas since the 1950s, followed by a more recent wave of new architectural forms that have developed since the 1990s. The number of architectural types in case study villages was predominantly calculated using the panoramic sceneries on The coefficients of countryside identity were allocated to architectural types based on basic folk house features. The value of countryside identity is higher in smaller villages except for suburbanized settlements of the regional capital of Brno.

keywords: folk architecture; identity of the countryside; aesthetic value; recreational potential; attractiveness; Moravia

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