WIT Press


A Survey On The Sustainability Patterns In Iranian Desert Architecture

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC120031

Volume

165

Pages

12

Page Range

27 - 38

Published

2013

Size

736 kb

Author(s)

A. Hashemi & F. Barmaki

Abstract

Reserving natural resources, avoidance of environmental pollution, optimizing fossil fuel consumption, and coexistence with nature are all the principles of Iranian desert architecture (IDA). IDA enjoys a variety of unique features which not only comprehend aesthetic necessities but also correspond with natural and ecological capacities of its beds. Investigating the architectural composition of Iranian desert zones, it is conceived that the climate has a significant role in logical formation of the city texture as well as the architecture of these zones. Living in such a harsh climate for ages, the inhabitants have learned to find solutions to remarkably reduce the nettlesome facets of hot and arid climate. Surveying traditional desert architecture reveals some methods and techniques to solve problems of arid hot zones climate and can lead to developing sustainability patterns which can be used in modern architecture. The current paper endeavors to elaborate on some of these patterns. Keywords: architecture, desert, architecture, energy, saving, ecological, design, sustainability.

Keywords

architecture, desert, architecture, energy, saving, ecological, design, sustainability