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1st Edition

Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future

ISBN 9781138026827
Published August 28, 2014 by CRC Press
804 Pages

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Book Description

Sustainability is a concept that has monopolised a large number of the scientific debates in a wide range of spheres connected not only with architecture, urban planning and construction, but also with the product market, tourism, culture, etc. However, sustainability is indissolubly linked to vernacular architecture and the lessons this architecture of the past can teach us for the future. The concept of sustainability as it is presented is wide-reaching and encompasses not only environmental issues but also sociocultural and socioeconomic questions. The lessons we can learn from studying vernacular architecture in these three broad spheres are manifold, and can help us not only to further the conservation and retrieval of this architecture already in existence but to rethink new architecture in the light of what we have learned.

Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future will be a valuable source of information for academics and professionals in the fields of Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Engineering and Architecture.

Table of Contents

Organization and committees
Conference support

Plenary lectures

Vernacular architecture and sustainability: Two or three lessons…
M. Vellinga

Vernacular architecture in the modern concept of cultural heritage
J.M. Ballester


Conservation of morphological characters as an approach to thermal comfort
A.R. Abd Elrady & M.H. Hassan

Domes of adobe and stone on the rural architecture of centre of Castilla y León (Spain)
O. Abril & F. Lasheras

Vernacular heritage solutions for sustainable architecture: The Phlegraean islands
M. Achenza, I. Giovagnorio & L. Cannas

Approaches to nature in Iranian traditional houses in terms of environmental sustainability
S. Adeli & M. Abbasi

Conservation of the vernacular heritage in the villages of Bursa, Turkey
Z. Ahunbay, T. Ayrancılar, A. Polat & A. Uray

Láguena, a roofing technique in Campo de Cartagena, Spain
Í. Almela & L. Martínez

Understanding matter to think and build differently: The amàco project
N. Álvarez, R. Anger, M.M. Bisiaux, H. Houben & L. Fontaine

Project proposal for the urban redevelopment of Oia, the sunset town
M. Antonelli, C. Crescenzi & V. Grillo

Perishable materials architectures in Northern Italy (from Roman times to nowadays)
A. Antonini

Qualitative criteria for defining the safety analysis of Ottoman bath structures
K. Apak

The habitat of transhumant shepherds at Mgoun Valley, High Atlas (Morocco)
J. Asencio, J.M. Mateos & R.M. Moreno

The construction project of the Moklen ethnic house, Sea Gypsy architecture
in Southern Thailand 81
M. Attavanich & H. Kobayashi

Sustainability in Saudi vernacular built environment: The case of Al-Ahsa
M.K. Attia

Vernacular houses of Datca Peninsula: Architectural typology and its sustainability
O.B. Avsar

Vernacular architecture in Saudi Arabia: Revival of displaced traditions
M.O. Babsail & J. Al-Qawasmi

Jordanian vernacular architecture
E. Baglioni

10-year experience from vernacular architecture to contemporary sustainability
M. Balzani, P. Massai & L. Rossato

Preservation of vernacular schist masonry farm walls
C.E. Barroso, D.V. Oliveira & L.F. Ramos

Adapting vernacular architecture: The case of the Singapore Cottage in Melbourne
R. Beeston & N. Matarredona

Preservation and energy behavior in Aosta Valley’s traditional buildings
C. Bionaz

Strategies for energy retrofitting of vernacular architecture of Cabanyal-Canyamelar
J. Blanco, B. Serrano, L. Ortega & L. Soto

Straw as construction material for sustainable buildings: Life Cycle Assessment of a post-earthquake reconstruction
A. Bonoli, S. Rizzo & C. Chiavetta

Studies on vernacular architecture in Italy: The experience of G. Ciribini (1913–1990)
D. Bosia

Guidelines for rehabilitation of vernacular architecture
D. Bosia & L. Savio

Perceptions of vernacular architecture
G. Bosman & C. Whitfield

Sustainability features of vernacular architecture in Southern Algeria
A. Bouchair

The Kasbah of Dellys in Algeria, revitalization and conservation through tourism
D. Boussaa

Restoration and rehabilitation in Palestine: Hosh el Etem in the historic centre of Birzeit
K. Bshara, J. Barlet & R. Salem

Study of the behaviour of agglomerates with lime: Mortars, concretes, soils
M. Camprubí, M. Cònsola & X. Vallory

Life Cycle Assessment as a means to grow awareness on the environmental impact of conservation
C. Careccia & M. D’Incognito

Open Tools applied to low-tech curved roofings, Elche & Muchamiel, Spain
J. Carrasco, J. Bermejo, P. Ferrando, A. Enguita & J. Toledo

Via Traiana—an ancient route for contemporary territorial development
G. Ceraudo & L. Salierno

Traditional housing in Calabria: Past and present
R. Chimirri

VerSus project: Lessons from vernacular heritage for sustainable architecture
M. Correia, G.D. Carlos, H. Guillaud, S. Mecca, M. Achenza, F. Vegas & C. Mileto

Vernacular seismic culture in Portugal: On-going research
M. Correia, G.D. Carlos, D. Viana & F. Gomes

The application of traditional “tube house” in water revitalization
M. Dao Le Hong

Sustainable living: Environmental integration in 15 vernacular Spanish houses
M. de Luxán, G. Gómez & E. Román

Structural analysis of traditional gypsum walls from the 12th century in Spain
B. de Miguel & G. Pardo

Guastavino vaulting: Adaptation of Spanish vernacular architecture in the USA
B. de Miguel, K. Diebolt & G. Pardo

Log driving on the Turia river: Spain: Provisional structures
M. Diodato, P. Privitera & S. García Sáez

Local seismic culture and earthquake-resistant devices: Case study of Casa Baraccata
L. Dipasquale, D. Omar Sidik & S. Mecca

The Sado’s estuary huts, vernacular forms and ways of living the space
M. dos Santos

Vernacular morphology as a preventive solution of local seismic culture
G.D. Carlos, M. Correia, D.L. Viana & F. Gomes

Aisle-truss houses of Northern Jutland: Strategies for sustainable design
B.T. Eybye

Sustainable features in vernacular houses of Shushtar
B. Fakharian

Primary energy and CO2 emissions in vernacular as compared to conventional architecture
M. Fernández, A. Martínez, A. Alonso & V. Llopis

Features and conservation issues of stone houses in the inland Abruzzo
D. Fiorani

Renewable energy sources for rural architecture in fragile landscapes
G. Franco & S.F. Musso

Thermal zoning and natural ventilation in vernacular Anatolian settlements
T. Frank, C. Luke & C. Roosevelt

The Porticoes of Bologna: Methodology for sustainable restoration
C. Galli & F. Naldi

Lessons from the vernacular architecture in Sierra Mágina, Jaén
J. García & C. López

Study and preservation of a fresquera
M. Genís-Vinyals, J. Planelles-Salvans, C. Sanmartí, O. Palou, R. Lacuesta & D. Sancho

Climatic analysis methodology of vernacular architecture
I.J. Gil, M.M. Barbero & L. Maldonado

Architecture by the vineyards: The case of Caudete de las Fuentes
R. Giménez & S. Tomás

Local Seismic Culture in Portugal: Melides dwellings, a reactive approach case study
F. Gomes, M. Correia, G.D. Carlos & D. Viana

Continuing Tradition: Farms in the northeast region of Portugal
J. Gonçalves, R. Mateus & T. Ferreira

Ancient techniques, new architecture
A. González & M.C. Lazzarini

Ensuring survival of vernacular buildings in rural towns (NSW)
S. Jackson-Stepowski

Organic architecture based on vernacular heritage: The CIRCE building
P. Jebens-Zirkel & M. Figols González

A relation between the passive design and local community in Rincón de Ademuz, Spain
W. Ji

Methodology to characterize the use of pine needles in adobes of Chiapas, Mexico
N.J. Jiménez, L.F. Guerrero & F. Jové

Bioclimatic analysis for a vernacular Guarani house
M.A. Jiménez & L.E. Gonçalves

Teaching the vernacular: Lessons for a local sustainable architecture in Chile
N. Jorquera

A typical island habitat: The baracca of Carloforte
F. Juan-Vidal & A. Merlo

Transformation between corbelling and lintel: Abrigo and Espigueiro
B. Juvanec

Exploration of sustainable reform on urban villages in Zhangjiagang
X. Kanda & S. Yong

Sustainability of the thatched house in Nadasyo village in Fukui prefecture, Japan
H. Kobayashi, K. Fukui & H. Mitani

Gypsum quarries used in Valencian architecture: Past, present and future
V. La Spina, L. García Soriano, C. Mileto & F. Vegas

Historical centers in Sabine, Italy: Links between architecture and environment
S. Landi

Sustainability notions in vernacular architecture of Choapa Valley
M.L. Lobos, N. Jorquera & F. Pfenniger

Form and materiality in contemporary Southern Moroccan architecture
J.M. López-Osorio, T. García, E. España & D. Arredondo

Habitat and vernacular architecture of the Sama Range (Bolivia)
J.M. López-Osorio, M. Ventura, M. Alves de Freitas & P. Vásquez

Architectures in transformation in Perú: Tradition and modernity
J.M. López-Osorio, G. Ríos & U. Martín

Sustainable architecture in the traditional rural environment: Moratalla
P.A. López & F.J. Sánchez

Gypsum and giant canes in the Sicilian traditional architecture
A. Mamì

The ornament of the south facing turret and the Islamic wall fragment, Valencia (Spain)
J. March-Estrada, S. Martínez, S. Kröner & X. Mas-Barberà

Topological and architectonic study of the cave houses in La Romana, Alicante (Spain)
A. Martínez, V. Blanca & F. Aranda

The B4U assessment tool for urban regeneration projects and its Profit indicators
C. Mateo & A. Fernández

The impact of using triangular shapes on the Nubian and Najdi architectural composition
N. Mohamed Gharib & W.M.H. Mohamed

French vernacular heritage to inspire a new sustainable architecture
S. Moriset, N. Sánchez & E. Sevillano

Wooden, gypsum and cork floor in the Sicilian construction tradition
L. Mormino

Restoration of the dry stone masonry channel at the Monastery of L’Estany
A.J. Morros & B.C. Puigferrat

Urban and architectural features of traditional built environment of Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia
H.A. Mortada & M. Baleha

The impact of updates the Nubian architecture on internal ventilation
H.S. Mostafa & A.R. Abd Elrady

How to understand vernacular sustainability of earthen architecture only considering the inventory and technical knowledge?
I. Moulis, M. Jamin & A. Marcom

“Peasant plaster”: From rocks to decorated ornaments
I. Moulis & P. Bertone

Campania Felix, smaller towns, vernacular and sustainability
G. Multari

“Guidelines” for sustainable rehabilitation of the rural architecture
S.F. Musso & G. Franco

The phenomenon of tourism: Redefining architecture and landscape
D. Natoli, A. Vacas, M.A. García & L. Díaz del Pino

Spatial transformation of traditional garden houses in Hue Citadel, Vietnam
N.T. Nguyen & H. Kobayashi

A sustainable project collaborating with inhabitants to build gangi (wooden arcades)
S. Nishimura, S. Terada & S. Boda

In dialogue with the landscape
A. Novák & P. Medgyasszay

Diagonal tests on adobe panels reinforced by traditional and innovative anti-seismic retrofits
D. Omar, F. Ridolfi, L. Rovero & U. Tonietti

Sustainability evaluation of materials in architecture
J. Orozco & V. Climent

Resilience and intangible heritage of vernacular architecture
B. Özel, L. Dipasquale & S. Mecca

Peri urban agriculture as a new strategy of urban development: A case study in Cenaia, Pisa
B. Özel, S. Mecca, F.M. Lorusso & L. Dipasquale

Self-sustaining vernacular habitats: The case study of Medina of Chefchaouen
B. Özel, L. Dipasquale & S. Mecca

3D survey for conservation: The case of the Caleo farmhouse in Campi Flegrei
A. Pane & C.C. Battaglia

The traditional architecture of Cabanyal neighborhood, a sustainable heritage
R.M. Pastor & J.L. Higón

Energy efficiency of listed buildings in L’Eixample District in Valencia
A. Pérez & A. Guardiola

Studies of Persian vernacular heritage and its building identity
S. Petralla

Examination and assessment of the environmental characteristics of vernacular rural settlements: Three case studies in Cyprus
M. Philokyprou, A. Savvides, A. Michael & E. Malaktou

Hassan Fathy in New Bariz, vernacular heritage and design process
A. Picone

Vernacular architecture in Campania Felix: Values and conservation problems
R. Picone

Preliminary studies on traditional timber roof structures in Gjirokastra, Albania
F. Pompejano & K. Merxhani

Solar radiation influence on pre-modern openings features: La Coruña and Valletta 637
P. Privitera, M. Diodato & S. García Sáez

The energy management of the pre-modern expansion: The study case of Russafa (Valencia, Spain)
I. Puig, F. Juan-Vidal, B. Serrano & C. Jimenez

Identification and analysis of passive energy resources applied in constructions of “La Mancha” region, Spain
J.R. Ruiz-Checa, V. Cristini, J.L. Higón & J.A. López

Historical “ghost” towns: Sustainable conservation issues in Southern Italy
V. Russo

The walls of the Medieval new town of Vertavillo, Palencia (Spain)
A. Sainz, J.L. Sáinz & F. Jové

Vernacular settlements in Peneda and Laboreiro, Portugal: Spatial organisation
G. Sousa & F. Gomes

Traditional techniques and materials in the Amalfi Coast: The Norman Tower in Maiori
A. Spinosa, L. Veronese & S. Borea

Restoration informed by archaeology of a Mexican-American adobe ranch house
I.R. Stiegler, S. Van Wormer & S.D. Walter

Moravian master builders and their contribution to sustainability
Z. Syrová & J. Syrový

Reading vernacular structural system features of Soma-Darkale settlement
M. Tanac & O. Yilmaz

Sustainability of compression layers: Timber and concrete compared
S. Tomás, M. Diodato, F. Vegas, C. Mileto & R. Giménez

The house as a moving story: An ethnography of Andean domestic architecture
J. Tomasi

The transhumance architecture: Handing down seismic knowledge while migrating
S. Tonna, C. Chesi & L. Marino

Cultural influences in Mexican vernacular architecture
G. Torres

Research on the uses of fire in vernacular houses in the Eurasian Continent
T. Tsukidate

Discordant goals in Alpine rural heritage restoration: Discussion and proposals
A. Turato & V. Ferrario

The seismic cultures of Tuscany: Garfagnana, Lunigiana and Valtiberina
D. Ulivieri

0 km conservation
F. Vegas & C. Mileto

Gypsum vaults in Sicily as a reinterpretation of Catalan vaults
R. Verga

Preindustrial versus postindustrial architecture and building techniques
I. Vestergaard

Mechanism of traditional screen in the architecture of Louis I. Kahn
C.M. Vidal, I.E. Vidal & M.T. Palomares

The Ruka Mapuche: Clues for a sustainable architecture in southern Chile?
C.J. Whitman, G. Armijo P. & N.J. Turnbull

Conservation and management for Fishing Town, a Chinese vernacular heritage site
G. Yuan, Y. Yifeng & S. Yong

Conservation and sustainable development of China vernacular architecture heritage: Case study on Hanling and Shuimotou
C. Yue & S. Yong

Research of the values of vernacular architecture heritage concept in China’s rapid urbanization

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… an eye-opening overview of global investigations of the sustainability of the vernacular landscape, as well as of sustainability through increased understanding of vernacular building traditions. … provides the reader with a vivid argument for the role of humanists, and humanists working with scientists, in addressing pressing social, economic, and political issues."
—Museum Anthropology Review, Spring-Fall 2015