skip to content
Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates

Author: Hassan Fathy; Walter Shearer; ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Sulṭān
Publisher: Chicago : Published for the United Nations University by the University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hassan Fathy; Walter Shearer; ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Sulṭān
ISBN: 0226239179 9780226239170 0226239187 9780226239187
OCLC Number: 12809116
Description: xxiii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Hassan Fathy ; edited by Walter Shearer and Abd-el-rahman Ahmed Sultan.

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12809116> # Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "12809116" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> ; # Chicago
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ilu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/arquitectura_vernacula_aspectos_ambientales_paises_arabes> ; # Arquitectura vernácula--Aspectos ambientales--Países árabes
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/813668> ; # Architecture, Domestic--Arid regions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/hausbau> ; # Hausbau
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/klima> ; # Klima
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/environmental_aspects> ; # ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/NA7117> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/728.09174927/e19/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_and_energy_conservation_arab_countries> ; # Architecture and energy conservation--Arab countries
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/813553> ; # Architecture and energy conservation
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_vernaculaire_aspect_de_l_environnement_etats_arabes> ; # Architecture vernaculaire--Aspect de l'environnement--États arabes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/energieeinsparung> ; # Energieeinsparung
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/thermodynamics> ; # THERMODYNAMICS
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Place/arabische_staaten> ; # Arabische Staaten.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_domestique_regions_arides_etats_arabes> ; # Architecture domestique--Régions arides--États arabes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/arid_zones> ; # ARID ZONES
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/arab_countries> ; # ARAB COUNTRIES
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Place/arabien> ; # Arabien.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/mathematical_models> ; # MATHEMATICAL MODELS
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/statistical_data> ; # STATISTICAL DATA
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture> ; # ARCHITECTURE
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_domestique_regions_arides> ; # Architecture domestique--Régions arides
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1165404> ; # Vernacular architecture--Environmental aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_vernaculaire_aspect_de_l_environnement_pays_arabes> ; # Architecture vernaculaire--Aspect de l'environnement--Pays arabes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_et_economies_d_energie_pays_arabes> ; # Architecture et économies d'énergie--Pays arabes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_et_economies_d_energie_etats_arabes> ; # Architecture et économies d'énergie--États arabes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/vernacular_architecture_environmental_aspects_arab_countries> ; # Vernacular architecture--Environmental aspects--Arab countries
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_domestic_arid_regions_arab_countries> ; # Architecture, Domestic--Arid regions--Arab countries
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/volksarchitektur> ; # Volksarchitektur
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/arquitectura_y_conservacion_de_energia_paises_arabes> ; # Arquitectura y conservación de energía--Países árabes
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1240128> ; # Arab countries.
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/86058> ; # ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Sulṭān
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/14846895> ; # Walter Shearer
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/96467572> ; # Hassan Fathy
    schema:datePublished "1986" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/223699816> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates"@en ;
    schema:productID "12809116" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/12809116#PublicationEvent/chicago_published_for_the_united_nations_university_by_the_university_of_chicago_press_1986> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Agent/published_for_the_united_nations_university_by_the_university_of_chicago_press> ; # Published for the United Nations University by the University of Chicago Press
    schema:url <http://archive.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/80a01e/80A01E00.htm> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226239187> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226239170> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/12809116> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://archive.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/80a01e/80A01E00.htm>
    rdfs:comment "Connect to online full text" ;
    .

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> # Chicago
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Chicago" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Agent/published_for_the_united_nations_university_by_the_university_of_chicago_press> # Published for the United Nations University by the University of Chicago Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Published for the United Nations University by the University of Chicago Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Place/arabische_staaten> # Arabische Staaten.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Arabische Staaten." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_and_energy_conservation_arab_countries> # Architecture and energy conservation--Arab countries
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85006885> ;
    schema:name "Architecture and energy conservation--Arab countries"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_domestic_arid_regions_arab_countries> # Architecture, Domestic--Arid regions--Arab countries
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85006723> ;
    schema:name "Architecture, Domestic--Arid regions--Arab countries"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_domestique_regions_arides> # Architecture domestique--Régions arides
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture domestique--Régions arides"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_domestique_regions_arides_etats_arabes> # Architecture domestique--Régions arides--États arabes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture domestique--Régions arides--États arabes"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_et_economies_d_energie_etats_arabes> # Architecture et économies d'énergie--États arabes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture et économies d'énergie--États arabes"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_et_economies_d_energie_pays_arabes> # Architecture et économies d'énergie--Pays arabes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture et économies d'énergie--Pays arabes"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_vernaculaire_aspect_de_l_environnement_etats_arabes> # Architecture vernaculaire--Aspect de l'environnement--États arabes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture vernaculaire--Aspect de l'environnement--États arabes"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/architecture_vernaculaire_aspect_de_l_environnement_pays_arabes> # Architecture vernaculaire--Aspect de l'environnement--Pays arabes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture vernaculaire--Aspect de l'environnement--Pays arabes"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/arquitectura_vernacula_aspectos_ambientales_paises_arabes> # Arquitectura vernácula--Aspectos ambientales--Países árabes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Arquitectura vernácula--Aspectos ambientales--Países árabes"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/arquitectura_y_conservacion_de_energia_paises_arabes> # Arquitectura y conservación de energía--Países árabes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Arquitectura y conservación de energía--Países árabes"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/energieeinsparung> # Energieeinsparung
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Energieeinsparung"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/environmental_aspects> # ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/mathematical_models> # MATHEMATICAL MODELS
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "MATHEMATICAL MODELS"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/223699816#Topic/vernacular_architecture_environmental_aspects_arab_countries> # Vernacular architecture--Environmental aspects--Arab countries
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85142845> ;
    schema:name "Vernacular architecture--Environmental aspects--Arab countries"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1165404> # Vernacular architecture--Environmental aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Vernacular architecture--Environmental aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1240128> # Arab countries.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Arab countries." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/813553> # Architecture and energy conservation
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture and energy conservation"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/813668> # Architecture, Domestic--Arid regions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture, Domestic--Arid regions"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/14846895> # Walter Shearer
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Shearer" ;
    schema:givenName "Walter" ;
    schema:name "Walter Shearer" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/86058> # ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Sulṭān
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Sulṭān" ;
    schema:givenName "ʻAbd al-Raḥmān" ;
    schema:name "ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Sulṭān" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/96467572> # Hassan Fathy
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Fathy" ;
    schema:givenName "Hassan" ;
    schema:name "Hassan Fathy" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226239170>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0226239179" ;
    schema:isbn "9780226239170" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226239187>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0226239187" ;
    schema:isbn "9780226239187" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/12809116>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12809116> ; # Natural energy and vernacular architecture : principles and examples with reference to hot arid climates
    schema:dateModified "2015-05-12" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.