Sunlighting and daylighting strategies in the traditional urban spaces and buildings of the hot arid regions

A. Belakehal, K. Tabet Aoul, A. Bennadji

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Abstract

In hot arid regions, sunlighting is an essential consideration to achieve an environmentally conscious architecture. This paper aims to identify the sunlighting strategies and their resulting typology in some urban spaces, different types of buildings and constructional details as they have been developed in the hot and arid regions of the Islamic world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-702
Number of pages16
JournalRenewable energy
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arid regions
  • Daylight
  • Islamic architecture
  • Typology
  • Urban space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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