Concurrence of thermal comfort of courtyard housing and privacy in the traditional arab house in middle east

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This review paper qualitatively identifies the physical features of the traditional Arab houses in Tripoli and Libya in terms of their privacy and their physical response to the environment. It measures elements of courtyard housing style and consequently how they adapt to the environment's culture and climate. The physical features of a traditional house and user behavioral preferences of gender segregation are evaluated for matching. This paper contributes in establishing environmental analogy of man and his habitat. Social, physical and psychological dimensions of housing regionalism are symbiotic. In order to enhance housing sustainability several interrelated sectors like planners, designers and developers need to carefully harness these potentials considering their economical viability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4029-4037
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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Keywords

  • And Libya
  • Courtyard
  • Privacy
  • Thermal comfort
  • Traditional arab house

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