The architectural community has had a strong and continuing interest in traditional and vernacular architecture. Lessons from Vernacular Architecture takes lessons directly from traditional and vernacular architecture and offers them to the reader as guidance and inspiration for new buildings. The appropriate technical and social solutions provided by vernacular and traditional architecture are analysed in detail. International case studies focus on environmental design aspects of traditional architecture in a broad range of climatic conditions and building types.
Introduction (Willi Weber and Simos Yannas) Part One: Bioclimatic Facets of Vernacular Architecture 1.Four Elements of Santorini Architecture Lessons in Vernacular Sustainability(Thanos Stasinopoulos) 2. Shape, Culture and Environment: a Lesson in Urban Design at the Dakleh Oasis (Riccardo Balbo) 3. Windows as Environmental Modifiers in Lebanese Vernacular Architecture 4. The Historic Hammāms of Damascus and Fez: Lessons of Sustainability and Future Developments (Magda Sibley) 5. H.AM.M.A.M. Project and Climate Design of Islamic Bath Buildings (Jean Bouillot) 6. The Environmental Performance of Traditional Courtyard Housing in China – Case Study: Zhang’s House, Zhouzhuang, Jiangsu Province (Benson Lau, Brian Ford, Hong-Ru Zhang) 7. Comfort in Outdoor Spaces in Turkish Architecture (Armagan Gulec, Mustafa Korumaz and Fatih Canan) Part Two: Vernacular Architecture as Model 8. Applying the Lessons of Indian Vernacular Architecture: The Bungalow as Example of Adaptive Climatic Response (Kimberly Kramer) 9. Lighting Features in Japanese Traditional Architecture (Jose Maria Cabeza) 10. Bioclimatic Lessons from Luis Barragan’s Architecture (Anibal Figuroa and Gloria Castorena) 11. Architecture Integrated to Nature: The Use of Timber by Severiano Porto in Brazilian Amazon (Leticia Neves) 12. Questioning the Lessons of Tradition: Comparison of Traditional Houses from Different Climatic Regions of Thailand with a Typical Comtemporary House Design (Kevin McCartney, Paruj Antarikananda and Elena Douvlou) 13. Wee Energy House; Environmentally Responsive Architecture for Rural Northern Ireland (Joy-Anne Fleming) 14. The Vernacular as a Model for Sustainable Design (Wayne Forster, Amanda Heal and Caroline Paradise)