Green Architecture & sustainabilityJournal: Multi-Knowledge Electronic Comprehensive Journal For Education And Science Publications (MECSJ) (Vol.2018, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2018-03-01
Authors : Salma al.shamari;
Page : 208-225
Keywords : Green architecture; sustainability; environment; environmental awareness;
Green architecture is considered as a contemporary direction in the architectural design, which seeks balance with the surrounding environment through employing the skills used by the architect in a better way. This study came to investigate the main concepts that directly related to the green architecture & sustainability norms. A descriptive method was used in this study through investigating several literatures on the study topic. The study concluded that there is a lack of understanding of the phenomenon of sustainability among the local architects and caring for the direct literal meaning of sustainability and green architecture, looking at it through the eyes of climatic considerations and traditional social values concepts. The study recommended enhancing the environmental awareness in general and planting awareness towards sustainability culture in particular, and Studying the local traditional architecture and knowing what could be aspired and developed from it to support the foundations and culture of sustainability.
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