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Title Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment.

Imprint WIT Press 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Summary The invited essays in Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment represent up-to-date research and investigation into the various aspects of heritage and sustainability in the Islamic Built environments. They include an analysis of the problems that cities in the Islamic world face as they confront the forces of globalization and new development. The book embraces a wide array of principles, strategies and precedents that are instrumental to the design of cities and communities in Islamic regions in order to sustain their cultural and environmental vitality. The book's contributors also provide the background on Islamic societies that is necessary in order to comprehend their rich architectural heritage and urban form. This richly illustrated book is an important addition to the literature and will be of interest not only to design professionals and students of architecture, but also, given its urbane and jargon-free use of language, could appeal across several disciplines such as urban geography, social sciences, literary studies and more. Includes over 100 color photos, as well a black white photos and color and black and white illustrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment; Copyright page; Biographies; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgment; 1. Place and meaning in urban Isfahan; 1. Introduction; 2. Isfahan: historical backdrop; 3. Conclusions; 2. Urban recovery: the case of historic Kabul; 1. Introduction: the historic quarters in the development of Kabul; 2. The management of the historic quarters; 3. AKTC's activities in Kabul old city: 2002-2010; 4. Conclusions; 3. Human scale and sustainability in the Ottoman mosque and külliye; 1. Introduction; 2. Origins and evolution of the Ottoman mosque.
3. The status and condition of külliyes in the 19th and 20th centuries4. Conclusions; 4. Tradition and continuity in the built environment: towards a housing model for Kandahar, Afghanistan; 1. Introduction; 2. Housing model for Kandahar; 3. Conclusions; 5. Historic context strategy with implications to Islamic heritage environment; 1. Historic context schema; 2. Parametrical challenges; 3. Parallel tangibles; 4. Conclusions; 6. The traditional Malay Melaka house of Malaysia: the architectural and cultural heritage; 1. Introduction; 2. Methodology; 3. The Malay Melaka house; 4. Conclusions.
7. Sustainable development and eco-tourism at Bamyan, Afghanistan1. Introduction; 2. Bamyan; 3. Researching the narrative; 4. The narratives; 5. Conclusions; 8. Spatial heritage of sustainable urbanism in Yazd, Iran; 1. Introduction; 2. Environmental influences in spatial structuring of Yazd; 3. Cultural values and their effects on the spatial character of Yazd; 4. Technology and economy in shaping of Yazd; 5. Conclusions; 9. Iran built environment: a sustainable sample of Islamic cities; 1. Introduction; 2. Problem statement; 3. Research site.
4. What are the characteristics of the Islamic city?5. Urban elements and decoration in the Islamic cities; 6. Conclusions; 10. Catching up with The Kite Runner: architectural authenticity in a world overrun by globalization; 1. Introduction; 2. The inauthentic in the east; 3. A definition of authenticity; 4. The authentic and the inauthentic in The Kite Runner; 5. Interpretations of the novel; 6. Dubai and the question of authenticity; 7. Conclusions; 11. Sustainable strategies for preservation of Moslem built environment with focus on arid regions; 1. Introduction; 2. Regional ecology.
3. City and its historic character4. Community and neighbourhood; 5. Residential subdivision; 6. Conclusions; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
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Subject Sustainable architecture -- Islamic countries.
Sustainable development -- Islamic countries.
Human engineering.
Buildings -- Environmental engineering.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Islam and architecture.
Human ecology -- Islamic countries.
Place (Philosophy) in architecture -- Islamic countries.
Islamic cities and towns.
Landscape architecture -- History.
Globalization -- Political aspects -- Islamic countries.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Islamic countries.
Urban ecology (Biology)
urban environments.
ARCHITECTURE -- Criticism.
ARCHITECTURE -- History -- General.
Buildings -- Environmental engineering.
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
Globalization -- Political aspects.
Human ecology.
Human engineering.
Islam and architecture.
Islamic cities and towns.
Landscape architecture.
Place (Philosophy) in architecture.
Sustainable architecture.
Sustainable development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Islamic countries.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author KAZIMEE, BASHIR A. Editor.
Other Form: Print version: 9781845646240 184564624X
ISBN 1282241664
9781845646240 (hardback)
184564624X (hardback)