The potential green architecture design strategies in Egyptian building culture

U. El Fiky, I. Hamdy, D. Dansik, van

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Abstract

Regarding the fact that creation of sustainable human settlements through sustainable building is one of the integral processes of sustainable development that demonstrates the four aspects or dimensions of sustainable development: the economical, ecological, social and technical dimension, this paper highlight the social aspect in order to ensure applying of green architecture principles and creation of a sustainable community for the new region Toshka southwest dessert of Egypt. The aim of this paper is to figure out the potential green architecture design strategies in Egyptian building culture in order to use them as a base to develop culturally accepted toolbox for green architecture design strategies for Toshka. In order to outline a clear image for Egyptian building culture, two resources of building culture are investigated by field-based survey for selected local communities in Egypt. The first resource is the tradition building practices and the second is the current building practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture, Eindhoven, September 19-21, 2004 : vol. 1
EditorsM.H. Wit, de
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Pages373-378
ISBN (Print)90-386-1636-8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Eventconference; 21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture; 2004-09-19; 2004-09-22 - Eindhoven
Duration: 19 Sep 200422 Sep 2004

Conference

Conferenceconference; 21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture; 2004-09-19; 2004-09-22
Abbreviated titlePLEA 21
CityEindhoven
Period19/09/0422/09/04
Other21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture

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