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Itawit Architecture: An Emic Approach





Itawit、 sustainable architecture、 ethno-sustainability、 indigenous-knowledge、 grounded theory、 comparative analysis


This study presents and defines Itawit Architecture as a distinct architectural practice still exist in various areas of Cagayan in the Northern Philippines. The data culled are from two distinct architectural practices in the province of Cagayan: the Middle Cagayan style and the Southern Cagayan style. This research include elicited data from the respondents (buildingowners, carpenters, shamans, and elders) from the Middle Cagayan area feeling theose of Piat, Tuao, Santo Niño, and Amulung, and the Southern Cagayan include the towns of Iguig, Tuguegarao City, Solana, Enrile and Peñablanca. Coding, memoing (a.k.a. “theory building”), and other similar approach is undertaken to develop a good interpretation of the data feeling taken from the Itawit (individual or community); this combination of approaches, known as bricolage,was done by the Researcher as the “ bricoleur.” The bricoleur is an Itawit and an architect, hece being emic and authoritative in nature. Central with this documentation is the idea of sustainability as practiced by the locals, and the transferring of knowledge via oral tradition, apprenticeship, and others. This developed in a comprehenctive collection of terminology, visualizations, photos, and other media showing their enduring building traditions an example of Sustainable Architecture of the ethnic group in the archipelago.This developed in a comprehenctive collection of terminology, visualizations, photos, and other media showing their enduring building traditions an example of Sustainable Architecture of the ethnic group in the archipelago.This developed in a comprehenctive collection of terminology, visualizations, photos, and other media showing their enduring building traditions an example of Sustainable Architecture of the ethnic group in the archipelago.


The authors of this paper has no conflict of interest whatsoever including any relevant financial or non-financial competing interests to report.

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Tabao, Michael、School of Engineering, Archirtecture, and Information technology Education, University of Saint Louis

Instructor (Full Time), Architecture Department, School of Engineering, Architecture, and Information Technology Education

Junar Tablan、Architecture, Industrial Design, and Built Environment, Mapua University

Associate Professor, Architecture, Industrial Design, and Built Environment


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