Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future

Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future

By: V. Cristini (editor), L. Garcia Soriano (editor), F. Vegas (editor), C. Mileto (editor)Mixed Media

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Sustainability is a concept that has monopolised a large number of the scientific debates in a wide range of spheres connected not only with architecture, urban planning and construction, but also with the product market, tourism, culture, etc. However, sustainability is indissolubly linked to vernacular architecture and the lessons this architecture of the past can teach us for the future. The concept of sustainability as it is presented is wide-reaching and encompasses not only environmental issues but also sociocultural and socioeconomic questions. The lessons we can learn from studying vernacular architecture in these three broad spheres are manifold, and can help us not only to further the conservation and retrieval of this architecture already in existence but to rethink new architecture in the light of what we have learned. Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future will be a valuable source of information for academics and professionals in the fields of Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Engineering and Architecture.

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Preface Organization and committees Conference support Plenary lectures Vernacular architecture and sustainability: Two or three lessons... M. Vellinga Vernacular architecture in the modern concept of cultural heritage J.M. Ballester Lectures Conservation of morphological characters as an approach to thermal comfort A.R. Abd Elrady & M.H. Hassan Domes of adobe and stone on the rural architecture of centre of Castilla y Leon (Spain) O. Abril & F. Lasheras Vernacular heritage solutions for sustainable architecture: The Phlegraean islands M. Achenza, I. Giovagnorio & L. Cannas Approaches to nature in Iranian traditional houses in terms of environmental sustainability S. Adeli & M. Abbasi Conservation of the vernacular heritage in the villages of Bursa, Turkey Z. Ahunbay, T. Ayrancilar, A. Polat & A. Uray Laguena, a roofing technique in Campo de Cartagena, Spain I. Almela & L. Martinez Understanding matter to think and build differently: The amaco project N. Alvarez, R. Anger, M.M. Bisiaux, H. Houben & L. Fontaine Project proposal for the urban redevelopment of Oia, the sunset town M. Antonelli, C. Crescenzi & V. Grillo Perishable materials architectures in Northern Italy (from Roman times to nowadays) A. Antonini Qualitative criteria for defining the safety analysis of Ottoman bath structures K. Apak The habitat of transhumant shepherds at Mgoun Valley, High Atlas (Morocco) J. Asencio, J.M. Mateos & R.M. Moreno The construction project of the Moklen ethnic house, Sea Gypsy architecture in Southern Thailand 81 M. Attavanich & H. Kobayashi Sustainability in Saudi vernacular built environment: The case of Al-Ahsa M.K. Attia Vernacular houses of Datca Peninsula: Architectural typology and its sustainability O.B. Avsar Vernacular architecture in Saudi Arabia: Revival of displaced traditions M.O. Babsail & J. Al-Qawasmi Jordanian vernacular architecture E. Baglioni 10-year experience from vernacular architecture to contemporary sustainability M. Balzani, P. Massai & L. Rossato Preservation of vernacular schist masonry farm walls C.E. Barroso, D.V. Oliveira & L.F. Ramos Adapting vernacular architecture: The case of the Singapore Cottage in Melbourne R. Beeston & N. Matarredona Preservation and energy behavior in Aosta Valley's traditional buildings C. Bionaz Strategies for energy retrofitting of vernacular architecture of Cabanyal-Canyamelar J. Blanco, B. Serrano, L. Ortega & L. Soto Straw as construction material for sustainable buildings: Life Cycle Assessment of a post-earthquake reconstruction A. Bonoli, S. Rizzo & C. Chiavetta Studies on vernacular architecture in Italy: The experience of G. Ciribini (1913-1990) D. Bosia Guidelines for rehabilitation of vernacular architecture D. Bosia & L. Savio Perceptions of vernacular architecture G. Bosman & C. Whitfield Sustainability features of vernacular architecture in Southern Algeria A. Bouchair The Kasbah of Dellys in Algeria, revitalization and conservation through tourism D. 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Dao Le Hong Sustainable living: Environmental integration in 15 vernacular Spanish houses M. de Luxan, G. Gomez & E. Roman Structural analysis of traditional gypsum walls from the 12th century in Spain B. de Miguel & G. Pardo Guastavino vaulting: Adaptation of Spanish vernacular architecture in the USA B. de Miguel, K. Diebolt & G. Pardo Log driving on the Turia river: Spain: Provisional structures M. Diodato, P. Privitera & S. Garcia Saez Local seismic culture and earthquake-resistant devices: Case study of Casa Baraccata L. Dipasquale, D. Omar Sidik & S. Mecca The Sado's estuary huts, vernacular forms and ways of living the space M. dos Santos Vernacular morphology as a preventive solution of local seismic culture G.D. Carlos, M. Correia, D.L. Viana & F. Gomes Aisle-truss houses of Northern Jutland: Strategies for sustainable design B.T. Eybye Sustainable features in vernacular houses of Shushtar B. Fakharian Primary energy and CO2 emissions in vernacular as compared to conventional architecture M. Fernandez, A. Martinez, A. Alonso & V. Llopis Features and conservation issues of stone houses in the inland Abruzzo D. Fiorani Renewable energy sources for rural architecture in fragile landscapes G. Franco & S.F. Musso Thermal zoning and natural ventilation in vernacular Anatolian settlements T. Frank, C. Luke & C. Roosevelt The Porticoes of Bologna: Methodology for sustainable restoration C. Galli & F. Naldi Lessons from the vernacular architecture in Sierra Magina, Jaen J. Garcia & C. Lopez Study and preservation of a fresquera M. Genis-Vinyals, J. Planelles-Salvans, C. Sanmarti, O. Palou, R. Lacuesta & D. Sancho Climatic analysis methodology of vernacular architecture I.J. Gil, M.M. Barbero & L. Maldonado Architecture by the vineyards: The case of Caudete de las Fuentes R. Gimenez & S. Tomas Local Seismic Culture in Portugal: Melides dwellings, a reactive approach case study F. Gomes, M. Correia, G.D. Carlos & D. Viana Continuing Tradition: Farms in the northeast region of Portugal J. Goncalves, R. Mateus & T. Ferreira Ancient techniques, new architecture A. Gonzalez & M.C. Lazzarini Ensuring survival of vernacular buildings in rural towns (NSW) S. Jackson-Stepowski Organic architecture based on vernacular heritage: The CIRCE building P. Jebens-Zirkel & M. Figols Gonzalez A relation between the passive design and local community in Rincon de Ademuz, Spain W. Ji Methodology to characterize the use of pine needles in adobes of Chiapas, Mexico N.J. Jimenez, L.F. Guerrero & F. Jove Bioclimatic analysis for a vernacular Guarani house M.A. Jimenez & L.E. Goncalves Teaching the vernacular: Lessons for a local sustainable architecture in Chile N. Jorquera A typical island habitat: The baracca of Carloforte F. Juan-Vidal & A. Merlo Transformation between corbelling and lintel: Abrigo and Espigueiro B. Juvanec Exploration of sustainable reform on urban villages in Zhangjiagang X. Kanda & S. Yong Sustainability of the thatched house in Nadasyo village in Fukui prefecture, Japan H. Kobayashi, K. Fukui & H. Mitani Gypsum quarries used in Valencian architecture: Past, present and future V. La Spina, L. Garcia Soriano, C. Mileto & F. Vegas Historical centers in Sabine, Italy: Links between architecture and environment S. Landi Sustainability notions in vernacular architecture of Choapa Valley M.L. Lobos, N. Jorquera & F. Pfenniger Form and materiality in contemporary Southern Moroccan architecture J.M. Lopez-Osorio, T. Garcia, E. Espana & D. Arredondo Habitat and vernacular architecture of the Sama Range (Bolivia) J.M. Lopez-Osorio, M. Ventura, M. Alves de Freitas & P. Vasquez Architectures in transformation in Peru: Tradition and modernity J.M. Lopez-Osorio, G. Rios & U. Martin Sustainable architecture in the traditional rural environment: Moratalla P.A. Lopez & F.J. Sanchez Gypsum and giant canes in the Sicilian traditional architecture A. Mami The ornament of the south facing turret and the Islamic wall fragment, Valencia (Spain) J. March-Estrada, S. Martinez, S. Kroner & X. Mas-Barbera Topological and architectonic study of the cave houses in La Romana, Alicante (Spain) A. Martinez, V. Blanca & F. Aranda The B4U assessment tool for urban regeneration projects and its Profit indicators C. Mateo & A. Fernandez The impact of using triangular shapes on the Nubian and Najdi architectural composition N. Mohamed Gharib & W.M.H. Mohamed French vernacular heritage to inspire a new sustainable architecture S. Moriset, N. Sanchez & E. Sevillano Wooden, gypsum and cork floor in the Sicilian construction tradition L. Mormino Restoration of the dry stone masonry channel at the Monastery of L'Estany A.J. Morros & B.C. Puigferrat Urban and architectural features of traditional built environment of Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia H.A. Mortada & M. 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  • publication date: 28/08/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781138026827
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 804
  • ID: 9781138026827
  • weight: 1578
  • ISBN10: 1138026824

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