Towards an integrated eco-cultural regional architecture

Yahya Qtaishat

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This paper aims to critically review recent research on the integration of sustainability, vernacularism, and regionalism. It has become necessary to better understand regional architecture and the integration of complex and sensitive aspects of both the natural environment and human-cultural context as situated within the built environment. This study considers this rare integration of these tangible and intangible parameters and issues. With a view in aid in the renaissance of regional architecture as a dynamic physical and socio-cultural product. It also explores the integration of modern design and technological indicators infusion with traditional and ancient structures and elements; including the incorporation of modern technology and materials that take the users, of the local human culture into account. The paper concludes with a conceptual framework which integrates the different approach of vernacular and modern regional architecture with eco-cultural paradigms. The initial conclusions and findings provide valuable insights into an ongoing doctoral study; to bridge the gap between theoretical studies and current practice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages334
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2018
EventThe International Conference on Advances on Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development (SB-LAB 2018): Green Lines Institute forSustainable Development - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 15 Nov 201817 Nov 2018


ConferenceThe International Conference on Advances on Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development (SB-LAB 2018)


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