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Title Lessons from vernacular architecture / edited by Willi Weber and Simos Yannas
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Earthscan, from Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 215 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Bioclimatic Facets of Vernacular Architecture. The four elements of Santorini's architecture / Thanos N. Stasinopoulos ; A lesson in urban design from Dakhleh Oasis / Riccardo Balbo ; Windows as environmental modifiers in the vernacular architecture of Lebanon / Habib Melki ; The historic hammāms of Damascus and Fez / Magda Sibley ; Climatic design of Islamic bath buildings / Jean Bouillot ; The environmental performance of a traditional courtyard house in China / Benson Lau, Brian Ford and Zhang Hongru ; Courtyard and transitional spaces in Turkish traditional architecture / Saadet Armağan Güleç, Fatih Canan and Mustafa Korumaz -- Vernacular Architecture as Model. Applying the lessons of Indian vernacular architecture : the bungalow / Kimberly Kramer ; Lighting features in Japanese traditional architecture / José María Cabeza-Lainez ; Inspiration from the vernacular in the architecture of Luis Barragán / Anibal Figueroa and Gloria Castorena ; The new vernacular of Severiano Porto in the Amazon / Leticia Neves ; Comparison of traditional Thai houses with contemporary designs / Kevin McCartney, Paruj Antarikananda and Elena Douvlou ; Environmentally responsive architecture for rural Northern Ireland / Joy-Anne Fleming ; The vernacular as a model for sustainable design / Wayne Forster, Amanda Heal and Caroline Paradise
Summary "The architectural community has had a strong and continuing interest in traditional and vernacular architecture. This has been rekindled by the need to develop an architecture that works with climate, rather than against it, to create more sustainable buildings. Most earlier research and existing publications on traditional or vernacular architecture have followed an anthropological or archaeological approach, whereas books on climatic design and sustainable architecture tend to refer to contemporary principles and built precedents without direct reference to past experience. Lessons from Traditional Architecture takes lessons directly from traditional and vernacular architecture and offers them to the reader as guidance and inspiration for new buildings. The appropriate technical and social solutions provided by vernacular and traditional architecture are analysed in detail. International case studies focus on environmental design aspects of traditional architecture in a broad range of climatic conditions and building types"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sustainable architecture.
Vernacular architecture.
ARCHITECTURE -- Sustainability & Green Design.
Hållbar arkitektur.
Sustainable architecture.
Vernacular architecture.
Form Electronic book
Author Weber, Willi, editor.
Yannas, Simos, editor.
ISBN 0203756169