Sustainable Vernacular Architecture

How the Past Can Enrich the Future

  • Ali Sayigh

Part of the Innovative Renewable Energy book series (INREE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ali Sayigh
    Pages 1-6
  3. Rui Nogueira Simões, Inês Cabral, Fernando Cerqueira Barros, Gilberto Carlos, Mariana Correia, Bruno Marques et al.
    Pages 55-91
  4. Seyedehmamak Salavatian, Farzaneh Asadi Malekjahan
    Pages 115-139
  5. Amina Batagarawa, Rukayyatu Bashiru Tukur
    Pages 207-227
  6. Aliyah Nur Zafirah Sanusi, Aida Kesuma Azmin, Fadzidah Abdullah, Mohd Hisyamuddin Kassim
    Pages 275-292
  7. Judit Lopez-Besora, Helena Coch, Cristina Pardal
    Pages 357-376
  8. Michele Morganti, Emanuele Habib, Edoardo Currà, Carlo Cecere
    Pages 409-425
  9. Ali Sayigh
    Pages 427-427
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 429-437

About this book


This book discusses applying vernacular strategies to modern architectural design to adhere to basic green principles of energy efficiency and materials utilization. Written from an international perspective, chapters present the perspectives and experiences of architects and engineers from across the globe. Historically successful approaches are integrated with modern design concepts to create novel, sustainable, and resource conscious solutions. The scope of topics covered include natural ventilation, cooling and heating, daylight and shading devices, and green micro-climate and functional facades, making this a useful reference for a wide range of researchers and workers in the built environment.

  • Covers the most up-to-date research developments, best practices, and innovations from countries all over the globe;
  • Presents the latest research in vernacular architecture and sustainable building;
  • Contains case studies and examples to enhance practical application of the technologies presented.


Climate adaptive design Smart islands Smart architecture design Thermal comfort Natural ventilation Daylight shading Green architecture Cooling and heating Functional facades Sustainable architecture Energy efficient building Green building

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Sayigh
    • 1
  1. 1.World Renewable Energy CongressBrightonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-06184-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-06185-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8927
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8935
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