The Resource Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates, Hassan Fathy ; edited by Walter Shearer and Abd-el-rahman Ahmed Sultan

Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates, Hassan Fathy ; edited by Walter Shearer and Abd-el-rahman Ahmed Sultan

Label
Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates
Title
Natural energy and vernacular architecture
Title remainder
principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates
Statement of responsibility
Hassan Fathy ; edited by Walter Shearer and Abd-el-rahman Ahmed Sultan
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The field of vernacular architecture offers an abundance of concepts that can be of use today in solving the critical housing situation now facing millions in the Third World. The example chosen to illustrate this by the UNU Energy Subprogramme covers the vernacular architecture of the hot, arid zones of the Arab World and neighboring regions. It was felt that the person best suited to prepare a monograph on this subject was Professor Hassan Fathy. Not only is Professor Fathy a master architect and an expert in the area of traditional architecture, especially in the Arab World, but he has been so for more than half a century. His work has also demonstrated the value that traditional architecture can have in improving the housing and living environments of the poor of the Third World. As a theoretician and practitioner of environmental planning design, Dr. Fathy's approach is based on a set of principles that are useful in opening the mind to the value of vernacular architecture and to adapting it to the situation in which a large fraction of the world's population find themselves today. Professor Fathy's approach is based on the concept that architectural form should be determined by spiritual, artistic, climatic, and social considerations as well as function, material, and structure. He emphasizes that due consideration must be given to a number of elements including harmony. -- from Foreword
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fathy, Hassan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7117.A74
LC item number
F3 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shearer, Walter
  • Sulṭān, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Vernacular architecture
  • Architecture and energy conservation
  • Arquitectura vernácula
  • Arquitectura y conservación de energía
  • Architecture domestique
  • Architecture vernaculaire
  • Architecture et économies d'énergie
  • Architecture and energy conservation
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Vernacular architecture
  • Architecture vernaculaire
  • Architecture et économies d'énergie
  • Architecture domestique
  • Hausbau
  • Klima
  • Volksarchitektur
  • Energieeinsparung
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARAB COUNTRIES
  • ARID ZONES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
  • THERMODYNAMICS
  • MATHEMATICAL MODELS
  • STATISTICAL DATA
  • Arab countries
  • Arabische Staaten
  • Arabien
Label
Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates, Hassan Fathy ; edited by Walter Shearer and Abd-el-rahman Ahmed Sultan
Link
https://archive.org/details/naturalenergyver00fath
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 167-169
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Man, natural environment, and architecture. 1. Environment and architecture --- 2. Architectural thermodynamics and human comfort in hot climates ---- Part 2. Natural energy and vernacular architecture. 3. Architecture and comfort --- 4. The sun factor --- 5. The wind factor in air movement --- 6. The sun factor in air movement --- 7. The humidity factor
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 172 p.
Isbn
9780226239170
Lccn
85024691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12809116
  • (OCoLC)ocm12809116
Label
Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates, Hassan Fathy ; edited by Walter Shearer and Abd-el-rahman Ahmed Sultan
Link
https://archive.org/details/naturalenergyver00fath
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 167-169
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Man, natural environment, and architecture. 1. Environment and architecture --- 2. Architectural thermodynamics and human comfort in hot climates ---- Part 2. Natural energy and vernacular architecture. 3. Architecture and comfort --- 4. The sun factor --- 5. The wind factor in air movement --- 6. The sun factor in air movement --- 7. The humidity factor
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 172 p.
Isbn
9780226239170
Lccn
85024691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12809116
  • (OCoLC)ocm12809116

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