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Technology and innovation in adapting architectonic tradition aiming for a sustainable future in the Middle East.

Fardous, Isra'a S.; Bennadji, Amar


Isra'a S. Fardous


With relation to the communities' shift in the ME from being mainly concerned of adapting and maintaining quality of life correlated with ATA, towards global trends adaptation, the presence of ATA has been a significant feature in private and public buildings. This investigation will highlight the socio-psychological, physical and behavioral effects that have emerged as builders seek to better contemporary living standards. The indicated paradigm will impact the well-being of individuals, while they remain attached to their culture. In Dr. Gerda's Thesis (2000), she stated that a place attachment is a valuable element that has an impact on the society and the individual, attributing to their development form an essential relationship. Another trigger is how traditional features of buildings adapted to technology, can be described as better living standards in indoor environments. Aforementioned collaboration will require a consideration of functional parameters. The research will accumulate daylighting performance in relation to ATA through the level of comfort, privacy, and technology. Bennadji (2003), implies that the effect of the amount of daylight on sociocultural needs of the habitant is worth noting. This exploration will emphasis the consideration of occupants and their social needs, and human emotions; Alkahlidi (2012), states that traditional architecture in the Arab World represents a living witness for the perseverance of this architecture to the local environment.

Other Type Newspaper Article
Publication Date Nov 10, 2015
Print ISSN 1301-3998
Publisher IAPS International Association People-Environment Studies
Institution Citation FARDOUS, I.S. and BENNADJI, A. 2015. Technology and innovation in adapting architectonic tradition aiming for a sustainable future in the Middle East. Bulletin of people-environmental studies [online] 43, pages 28-33. Available from:
Keywords Middle East; Buildings; Architecture; Traditional features; Architectonic tradition; Arabic Traditional Architecture (ATA)
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