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TitleThe influence of the Mediterranean climate on vernacular architecture : a comparative analysis between the vernacular responsive architecture of southern Portugal and north of Egypt
Author(s)Fernandes, Jorge Emanuel Pereira
Dabaieh, M.
Mateus, Ricardo
Bragança, L.
KeywordsClimatic responsive
Vernacular architecture
Mediterranean climate
Roman and Arab cultures
Comparative analysis
Sustainable Building
Issue dateOct-2014
PublisherGreen Building Council España
CitationFernandes J., Dabaieh M., Mateus R., Bragança L. The influence of the Mediterranean climate on vernacular architecture: a comparative analysis between the vernacular responsive architecture of southern Portugal and north of Egypt, World SB14 Barcelona, pp. 1-7, 2014
Abstract(s)Mediterranean vernacular architecture was developed not only with respect to environmental and climatic factors but also with respect to culture, traditional construction materials and morphology. Despite the far distance between Portugal and Egypt, it was possible to find similar vernacular strategies under the influence of the Mediterranean climate and both Roman and Arab cultures. The paper adopted an explanatory qualitative analysis and comparative synthesis methods for vernacular passive and climatic responsive strategies for two regions. Covering from site planning, building design till building materials used through considering topography, resources, historic and cultural aspects. The outcomes of this research allow for understanding how different passive solar strategies and the use of natural energy sources can contribute to achieve appropriate indoor comfort conditions for contemporary practice. The paper draws a set of recommendations for more in-depth quantitative survey and energy efficiency measurements in Mediterranean climate.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/31403
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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