Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

EARTH-SHELTERED DWELLINGS IN SOUTH TUNISIA: TROGLODYTIC CAVES OF SENED JEBEL

Authors 

Fouad Ben Ali

Keywords: 

Earth-sheltered Dwellings, Sened Jebel, Energy-efficient, Conservation, Sustainable Development.

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Abstract

The Earth-sheltered Dwelling, such as troglodytic caves of Sened Jebel, represents a specific traditional architecture of South Tunisia, present since Berber period. It consists in the development of underground habitats in the rock of mountainside or hill. Troglodytes represent, generally, places of refuges and protection against enemies. They represent, also, constructions having a purpose of protection against the hardness of the climate and looking to minimize impact on the environment.
Recognizing the role that this precious heritage can play as a lever for sustainable development, a conservation, safeguarding and management project must necessarily be programmed in a socio-economic development strategy for this region. The elaboration of a nomination file seems a priority for the inscription proposal of this heritage in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

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SMC N.08 2018

SMC MAGAZINE N. EIGHT/2018

001_ COVER

003_ VIEW_Matter: Science and Technology for Habitat
Dora Francese

016_ BOARDS AND INFORMATION

017_ INDEX

FOCUS ON MATTER AND CULTURE

018_ Iron and Steel: the Industrial Revolution New Materials as a Game Changer in Architecture’s Evolution
Georgia Cheirchanteri

025_Earth-Shelterd Dwellings in South Tunisia: Troglodytic caves of Sened Jebel
Fouad Ben Ali

030_On Applications of Thrust Lines to Simply-supported No-tension Panels
Enrico Babilio, Luca Buoninconti

036_Insulation, Building Mass and Airflows – Provisional and Multi-variable Analysis
Giacomo Chiesa, Mario Grosso, Andrea Acquaviva, Badiaa Makhlouf, Alice Tumiatti

041_Materials and Finishes in Mediterranean Healthcare Facilities
Artemis Kyrkou, Fani Vavili

047_Mathematical Models for Atypical Terracotta Infill Walls
Adriana Rossi, Umberto Palmieri

052_Material Identity Harmony Perception. New Solutions for Eco-oriented Building
Giuseppe Vaccaro

058_Living, Building, Recycling
Gigliola Ausiello, Enza Santoro

064_Resource Matter Material. Reuse as a Technical Option for Sustainable Design
Paola Altamura, Serena Baiani

071_Recovery and Re-use of Building Materials and Components in Architecture
Tiziana Firrone

STUDIES AND RESEARCHES

078_A Semiotic Framework to Support Sustainable Design Inside Mediterranean Cities
Massimiliano Condotta

PHD RESULTS

085_Bio-composite Materials in Architecture. An Hypothesis for an Indoor Vertical Partition power system
Claudia Balestra

086_Functional Refurbishment with Architectural Membranes
M. Rachel F. Macieira

087_Variability of Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Materials Affected by Humidity.
Veronica Vitiello

EVENTS

088_ Building in Mediterranean Region. Sustainable Technologies and Materials for Inhabiting. Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia
Paola De Joanna, Fani Vavili-Tsinika, Giancarlo Priori

091_LIST OF AUTHORS

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