International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast


Learning from the Past: Case Study of Traditional Architecture of Southern Shores of Caspian Sea Region in Iran
Ehsan Khoshsima, Abdolhamid Mahdavi, S P Rao, Nila Inangda

Climate has a vital role in the design of buildings. Today we are facing some environmental problems such as global warming, Ozone layer depletion and shortage of fossil fuels which make it necessary to consider the effects of climate in the building design. Traditional architecture has always been a good example of climatic design and represents the techniques which our ancestors have found to improve their living conditions. In addition, traditional architecture can be a source of inspiration in the contemporary building design to learn from it and try to adapt modern buildings with the natural environment as far as possible. In this paper traditional architecture of southern shores of Caspian Sea region in Iran is explored to find the role of climate in the formation of the buildings. Also Mahoney tables which provide design recommendations on the building design are used to compare with the design techniques in traditional architecture of this region.


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