The built vernacular heritage occupies a central place in the affection and pride of all
peoples. It has been accepted as a characteristic and attractive product of society. It
appears informal, but nevertheless orderly. It is utilitarian and at the same time possesses
interest and beauty. It is a focus of contemporary life and at the same time a record of the
history of society. Although it is the work of man it is also the creation of time. It would be
unworthy of the heritage of man if care were not taken to conserve these traditional
harmonies which constitute the core of man’s own existence.