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Title: Natural energy and vernacular architecture

Abstract

This volume presents insights into the indigenous architectural forms in hot arid climates. The author presents his extensive research on climate control, particularly in the Middle East, to demonstrate the advantages of many locally available building materials and traditional building methods. He suggests improved uses of natural energy that can bridge the gap between traditional achievements and modern needs. He argues that various architectural forms in these climates have evolved intuitively from scientifically valid concepts. Such forms combine comfort and beauty, social and physical functionality. He discusses that in substituting modern materials, architects sometimes have ignored the environmental context of traditional architecture. As a result, individuals may find themselves physically and psychologically uncomfortable in modern structures. His approach, informed by a sensitive humanism, demonstrates the ways in which traditional architectural forms can be of use in solving problems facing contemporary architecture, in particular the critical housing situation in the Third World.

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OSTI Identifier:
6094230
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OSTI ID: 6094230
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BUILDINGS; ARCHITECTURE; ENERGY CONSERVATION; AESTHETICS; ARID LANDS; BUILDING MATERIALS; CLIMATES; CONSTRUCTION; DECISION MAKING; DESIGN; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; MIDDLE EAST; PSYCHOLOGY; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; THERMAL COMFORT; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; MATERIALS 320107* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Systems-- (1987-)

Citation Formats

Fathy, H. Natural energy and vernacular architecture. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Fathy, H. Natural energy and vernacular architecture. United States.
Fathy, H. Wed . "Natural energy and vernacular architecture". United States.
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abstractNote = {This volume presents insights into the indigenous architectural forms in hot arid climates. The author presents his extensive research on climate control, particularly in the Middle East, to demonstrate the advantages of many locally available building materials and traditional building methods. He suggests improved uses of natural energy that can bridge the gap between traditional achievements and modern needs. He argues that various architectural forms in these climates have evolved intuitively from scientifically valid concepts. Such forms combine comfort and beauty, social and physical functionality. He discusses that in substituting modern materials, architects sometimes have ignored the environmental context of traditional architecture. As a result, individuals may find themselves physically and psychologically uncomfortable in modern structures. His approach, informed by a sensitive humanism, demonstrates the ways in which traditional architectural forms can be of use in solving problems facing contemporary architecture, in particular the critical housing situation in the Third World.},
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