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GIGA-mapping the Architectural Performance: Appreciation of New Coming Cultures

Davidova, Marie 2017. GIGA-mapping the Architectural Performance: Appreciation of New Coming Cultures. [RAID Conference Exhibition].

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Abstract

Architectural performance in the means of architecture that reacts to its environment (Hensel, 2012, 2015) has its strong background in traditional oriental architecture (Davidová, 2016a, 2016b). In the same time, it is perceived as a necessity of our future. Architectures can regulate its internal and external climate and atmospheres in dependency on its material properties and design (Fathy, 1986). In the time of extreme conditions of climatic change, we need to generate environment friendly as well as habitable environments in, by now, moderate climate places that can gain from previous generations developed in oriental cultures from arid and semi-arid regions. Within EU, as well as other better conditioned countries, we shouldn’t ask what we lose by accepting different cultures, but how can these cultures enrich us. In the search for the new identity of Tunisian refugees settled in Europe as well as Libyan and other refugees settled in Tunisia, the question of integration is equal to the question of updating the existing by the potentials of previous home culture. The exhibited workshop result shows the methodology of Systems Oriented Design (Jones, 2014; Sevaldson, 2013a, 2013b), namely GIGA-mapping (Davidová, 2014; Sevaldson, 2011, 2015), for mapping the socio-cultural as well as environment-performative potentials in refugees’ homeland, or oriental in general, architecture. The hygroscopicity of wood or certain stone, natural ventilation, etc. has been widely used feature in the researched location. In the time when this performance has been forgotten by modern culture people who experienced them in everyday life can save us from the worst harms of coming environmental changes.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Date Type: Publication
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Uncontrolled Keywords: gigamapping; systemic approach to architectural performance; refugee crisis; traditional architecture; cultural studies
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 11:45
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/125322

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