Environmental design in domestic ancient Greek architecture
by Maro Sinou
International Journal of Sustainable Development (IJSD), Vol. 14, No. 1/2, 2011

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to show that the subtle climatic differences should lead to different environmental strategies in building construction. Domestic architecture is investigated since housing is the most energy demanding building type. The study aims to demonstrate that the architectural subtleties developed between different house types have direct relevance to the different environmental parameters involved. It investigates two case study houses, one in the ancient city of Olynthus in northern Greece and one in the ancient city of Priene in southern Greece. The methodology is based on bibliographical comparative analysis between the two case study areas and observation. The study showed that at a historical time when housing was designed with consideration to the environment, two, different in many ways, housing types sensitive to their local climate were developed. The paper argues for the first time that the latter is the outcome of climatic differentiation.

Online publication date: Tue, 12-Apr-2011

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

 
Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sustainable Development (IJSD):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?


Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com