Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION: BIOCLIMATIC VOCATION AND RECOVERY STRATEGIES

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 Dora Francese

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As stated by Alessandro D’Avenia, the well-known Italian writer-poet of our time, man has always sought security, often just in his path for choosing a home within the landscape. A symbol of the necessary link with Nature is also demonstrated by the collective image that expresses allocation as a phenomenon of being placed side by side with a tree, as in the Modigliani painting. While searching new architecture’s values in the traditional construction on the cultural basin of the Mediterranean Sea, interesting it seems to start from the cornerstones of the Meridian Thought.1 This is a movement which strives for a life model in harmony with the environment, reclaims some old civilizations’ principles, and it is typical of the world’s South areas. The latest have been widely exploited and often looted for their richness as far as natural and landscape resources are concerned, sometimes at the expense of whole civilizations’ survival. Being conscious of the fact that exploitation and re-distribution of resources have created to the Planet deeper and deeper unbalances, Meridian Thought proposes a new way of facing the environmental issue as a whole, without neglecting its worldly characters, by including various cultures. Meridian Thought does no longer accept Liberist competition, the blind run to efficiency and the trend to economic optimization at short term: conversely the main subjects recuperate some traditional aspects, among which the dialogue as communication means against war and competitivity; fertility in exchange for the new practices of regulating both plant and animal life; respect for the border as a place of culture exchange, rather than seat of large dividing barriers; the nomadism of ideas, people and emotions; the slowness counterposed to the frantic life. […]

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SMC N.17 2023

SMC MAGAZINE N. SEVNTEEN/2023

001_COVER AND INDEX

005_ TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION: BIOCLIMATIC VOCATION AND RECOVERY STRATEGIES
Dora Francese

017_ BOARDS AND INFORMATION

FOCUS ON TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION VERSUS SUSTAINABLE ISSUES

018_ TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN BIOCLIMATIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROLLING OUTDOOR MICROCLIMATES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION
Luigi Alini, Francesco Nocera, Maurizio Detommaso

023_ THE IMPACT OF MODIFYING COURTYARD WALL GEOMETRIES ON THERMAL PERFORMANCE AND NATURAL VENTILATION OF TWO-STOREY BUILDING
Ahmed A. Freewan, Anas Khatatbeh

029_ THE PROPAGATION OF PRESSURES IN A PANEL OF STONE MATERIAL
Luca Buoninconti

039_ RESTORATION OF MARRAKECH ANCIENT MEDINA FONDOUKS (MOROCCO) STEPS AND PROCESSES. Case of Fondouk El Kebbaj
A. Khiara, K. Rkha Chaham, S. Bensallam, M. Ibnoussina

046_ TANKING UP WITH ARCHITECTURE. The Lago do Jardim de Jericó in Valverde, Portugal
Stefanos Antoniadis, Luigi Stendardo

051_ THE HIDDEN INGENUITY IN THE GREEK RURAL ARCHITECTURE
Dimitrios Kontaxakis, Eleni NIkopoulou, Fani Vavili

057_ ENVIRONMENTAL RETROFITTING OF A SCHOOL BUILDING STOCK. NOTES FOR A DESIGN PROCESS MODEL
Roberto Bosco, Savino Giacobbe, Renata Valente

063_ AT THE ROOTS OF ARCHITECTURE. THE PROJECT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN RURAL LANDSCAPE
Bruna Di Palma

069_ BUILD UP A MODEL FOR ASSESSING SUSTAINABLE URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE
Mustafa Al-Alwani, Suad Al-Fatlawi

073_ PLACES THAT TEACH HOW TO LIVE IN THE AGE OF ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION
Rosa Maria Vitrano

089_ DEVELOPING NEW METHOD FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE TRADITIONAL STREETS
M. Al-Alwani, M. Chabuk

093_ ROCKFALL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SORRENTO-AMALFI PENINSULA
Paolo Budetta

099_ BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION: A COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO DESIGN PROPOSALS FOR A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
Angelo Picariello, Luca Buoninconti, Dora Francese

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