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https://doi.org/10.31522/p.31.2(66).6

A Strategy to Improve Comfort Level and Optimize the Thermal Behavior of the Building; Learning from M’zab Architecture

Abdelwahab Messaitfa orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-2181-9694 ; University of Constantine 3 Salah Boubnider, Faculty of Architecture and urban planning, Department of Architecture, Laboratory of Urbanism and Environment
Meriama Bencherif orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-5778-8375 ; University of Constantine 3 Salah Boubnider, Faculty of Architecture and urban planning, Department of Architecture, Laboratory of Urbanism and Environment


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Due to centuries of rich experience, vernacular architecture offers significant lessons on sustainable building practices. This style competes exceptionally well with contemporary designs because of its efficiency, adept functionality, environmental compatibility, and harmonious relationship with human societies. The M'zab Valley in Ghardaia, Algeria, deserves to be classified as a World Heritage Site because it features original vernacular architecture that expresses smart building concepts while blending seamlessly into natural landscapes. In this paper, we validate the hypothesis that traditional Ghardaia housing in the Ksour reflects high energy efficiency and low reliance on active heating and cooling. We shall conduct a comparative study between a traditional dwelling belonging to vernacular architecture in the ancient Ksar Beni Isguen and a modern residence in Ksar Tafilelt. Through this comparison and simulation method, we seek to determine the most efficient architectural style in terms of energy use and the provision of thermal comfort in order to draw lessons and contribute to reducing the excessive consumption of non-renewable energies.

Ključne riječi

energy efficiency; M’zab Valley; Ghardaia, Algeria; sustainability; thermal comfort; vernacular architecture

Hrčak ID:

312293

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/312293

Datum izdavanja:

27.12.2023.

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