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Sunlight in the traditional dwellings of Algeria.

Belakehal, A.; Tabet Aoul, K.; Bennadji, A.


A. Belakehal

K. Tabet Aoul




A.K. Yener


This paper aims to study the impact of sunlight and daylight on the dwelling's design in Algeria. The approach used for this purpose is the theory of structuration. In this work, the home is considered as the behavioural setting and five case studies are investigated from the coastal area of Algeria to its Sahara desert: traditional houses of Algiers, Kabylie, Constantine, Aures and Ghardaia. The preliminary outcomes presented in this paper are part of a broader research including people's reactions and attitudes, of an Islamic culture, towards various daylighting and sunlighting strategies in different working and living spaces.


BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2001. Sunlight in the traditional dwellings of Algeria. In Ünver, R., Öztürk, L.D. and Yener, A.K. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2001 International lighting congress, 12-14 September 2001, Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul: Turkish National Committee on Illumination (ATMK), volume 1, pages 118-125.

Conference Name 2001 International lighting congress
Conference Location Istanbul
Start Date Sep 12, 2001
End Date Sep 14, 2001
Publication Date Dec 31, 2001
Deposit Date Mar 15, 2022
Publicly Available Date Mar 15, 2022
Publisher Turkish National Committee on Illumination (ATMK)
Volume 1
Pages 118-125
ISBN 9754613087 ; 9789754613087 ; 9754613095 ; 9789754613094 ; 9754613109 ; 9789754613100
Keywords Daylight in architecture; Sunlight in architecture; Traditional architecture; Algeria; Dwellings; Orientation; Sunlight; Daylight; Structuration; Traditional
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