Qatar National Library

Traditional Architecture in the MENA Region: Responses to Climatic Constraints and Comfort Needs

The course will introduce the vast field of traditional architecture in the MENA region through the filter of technical, architectural and spatial solutions that allow inhabitants to respond effectively to sometimes severe climatic constraints on the one hand, and to contemporary needs in matter of comfort on the other.

The course will address in particular questions of definition, the relationship of the site and local materials, and the range of associated traditional typologies and techniques making it possible to offer environmental comfort for humans.

Among the topics covered in this course cycle will be:

  • Traditional architecture and its issues and materials
  • Traditional typologies and techniques: Forms, techniques and construction materials
  • Traditional means of managing and improving comfort: Shade, ventilation, insulation and water
  • Case studies from geographic and geo-climatic zones in North Africa, Egypt, the Middle East, Turkey, the Arabian Gulf and Iran

Speaker: Christophe Graz, cultural heritage specialist

Moderator: Ikhlas Ahmed, Tour & Exhibition Officer, Qatar National Library

The event will be conducted online via VoiceBoxer.

Date: 29 November - 1 December 2020

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Language: Arabic and English

Target Audience: Architects, researchers, and those interested in sustainable architecture  

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29.11.2020 04:00 PM
01.12.2020 06:00 PM

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