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do you think islamic architecture could be sustainable ??
i have to do this research on "whether islamic architecture could be sustainable or not"... well in my personal opinion they had a huge approach to sustainability throught the patio and preventing smoke and dust ,by using (mal2af) air catchers they make air flow through air pressure and many other reasons.. i see its ecological as well.. but i'd love to know what do you think or if you know a resource ..it would add alot to my research..thanks alot.
Rowan Kandil
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do you think islamic architecture could be sustainable ??
salam Rowan
i think that u need to looking for the meaning of sustainable architecture, from my point of view its not just the elements which u mentioned(air catcher,court,etc) there is more of aspect and approches that u must take in account as like culture,social,material,....
after this u can start ur research if the islamic arch is sustainable or not
actually i work on some thing like ur subject in wich i m looking to find the stratigies and the recommandations necessair for creat an sustainable contomporary architecture in palestine.
if u want i can send u what i have as reference that i think will be useful for u,just send me ur email adress to get a contact with u .
Mohannad al-Haj
do you think islamic architecture could be sustainable ??
dear rowan, first of all you must define what is 'Islamic architecture' and 'sustainable architecture'. You must determine the origin country of your 'Islamic architecture'. Or is it more of vernacular architecture?
Amira Mohyuddin
do you think islamic architecture could be sustainable ??
Rowan, I assume you have already read the works of the Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy?

"Architecture for the Poor" and and "Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture" both published by UCP.

Plus "Hassan Fathy" (a monograph) by Steele, published by Academy Editions.
Frank John Snelling
do you think islamic architecture could be sustainable ??
yes i think islamic architecture could be sustainable...
Museeb Faquih
do you think islamic architecture could be sustainable ??
mohannad, amira , frank and museeb. thnk u so much for ur responses.. and yes plz mohannad i would love if u send me ur referances ,, that would be great
thx alot .. i hope if some1 could help me more and i will keep searching
Rowan Kandil
do you think islamic architecture could be sustainable ??
they are sustainable!!! for sure,,and i think u know that...check out rasem badran works for their contemporary relevance and adaptability to the modern services technology..
Atisha Varshney
do you think islamic architecture could be sustainable ??
I think Islamic Architecture should be sustainable if it gotto be 'Islamic'.
All the best with your study!
Mubeena Abdul Majeed
do you think islamic architecture could be sustainable ??
Rowan,
I am heartened by your query and some of the references provided will give more clues. I propose 'Islam and Ecology' as a good start. As you may be aware of, 'Islamic architecture' may be tautological and there are very little reference in hadith and none in the Quran on about how 'building' should look like, rather how they should perform or be used.
As for sustainable architecture, the similarity can be drawn in the same manner.
Rahmat Bin Bayudi
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