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Texas Tech University (1990)

Current applications of indigenous architecture

Durham, Travis Wayne

Titre : Current applications of indigenous architecture

Auteur : Durham, Travis Wayne

Université de soutenance : Texas Tech University

Grade : M.Arch. 1990

It is the purpose of this thesis to examine traditional indigenous architecture and investigate possible current and future architectural applications. Indigenous arid land architecture of both the past and present will be examined in several contexts : image, environment, economics, technology, and culture. These contexts, or points, have been derived primarily from E. Ehrenkrantz’s book Architectural Systems. as well as this author’s studies at Texas Tech University. Specifically, this thesis will examine the indigenous architecture of the Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest and the work of the Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy, who spent much of his career applying vernacular forms to architectural conditions in Egypt, These examples are located in arid and semi-arid regions, which is the focus of this thesis

Mots Clés : Architecture — Indian architecture – Ancient — Modern


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