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Ecology and environment, an urban scale comparative study between contemporary and vernacular city of Nablus

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-22T11:41:08Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-22T08:52:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-22T11:41:08Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-22T08:52:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09
dc.identifier.citation https://scholar.google.it/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=rHYf9BUAAAAJ en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-85-92631-00-0
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/8040
dc.description.abstract The harmony between environment and buildings is the strongest point of vernacular architecture. In this context, the 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 architecture, simple architecture. This paper discusses the differences between vernacular and contemporary cities of Palestine at the urban scale. The research methodology adopts explanatory qualitative analysis and comparative synthesis methods for both the old and the new area of the city of Nablus and considers many parameters of the cities such as the city layout, skyline, infrastructure and public spaces. The outcomes of this research allow understanding how the new city is far away from the sustainability principles and how the old city is closer to it and how the architects and stakeholders could learn from the strategies of vernacular architecture. The paper draws a set of recommendations for more in-depth studies, based on quantitative survey with energy efficiency measurements in the Mediterranean climate. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship ERASMUS MUNDUS en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher SBE16 Brazil & Portugal - Sustainable Urban Communities towards a Nearly Zero Impact Built EnvironmentAt: Vitória, BrazilVolume: 3 en_US
dc.subject Palestine, Sustainability, Urban scale, Vernacular buildings en_US
dc.title Ecology and environment, an urban scale comparative study between contemporary and vernacular city of Nablus en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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