Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

TitleContribution of the vernacular architecture to the sustainability: A comparative study between the contemporary areas and the old quarter of a mediterranean city
Author(s)Tawayha, F.
Bragança, L.
Mateus, Ricardo
KeywordsBuilding scale
Vernacular buildings
Issue dateFeb-2019
PublisherMDPI Publishing
CitationTawayha F., Bragança L., Mateus R. Contribution of the Vernacular Architecture to the Sustainability: A Comparative Study between the Contemporary Areas and the Old Quarter of a Mediterranean City, Sustainability, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 896, doi:10.3390/su11030896, 2019
Abstract(s)The strongest point of vernacular architecture is the harmony between environment and buildings. Mediterranean vernacular architecture is harmonized with its local context, including culture and traditions. In addition, it respects environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, and morphology. In the past, people in Palestine built their houses according to their possibilities, needs, available materials, topography, and culture. Without any control from the government or any legal limitations or architects, it was people?s architecture, simple architecture. This paper discusses the differences between vernacular and contemporary residential buildings of the city of Nablus at the building scale. The research methodology adopts explanatory qualitative analysis and comparative synthesis methods for both the old and the new buildings of the city of Nablus and considers many parameters of residential buildings such as building materials, interior spaces, openings and vegetation, and the effect of sociocultural values on each. The outcomes of this research allow understanding how the new city residential buildings are far away from the sustainability principles and how the old city is close to it and how the architects and stakeholders could learn from the strategies of vernacular architecture.
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:C-TAC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2962-FTawayha_LBraganca_RMateus_Sustainability.pdf9,27 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Partilhe no FacebookPartilhe no TwitterPartilhe no DeliciousPartilhe no LinkedInPartilhe no DiggAdicionar ao Google BookmarksPartilhe no MySpacePartilhe no Orkut
Exporte no formato BibTex mendeley Exporte no formato Endnote Adicione ao seu ORCID