Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
A. Mahdavi, K. Orehounig, B. Kainrath:
"Assessment and evaluation of the thermal and acoustical conditions in traditional bath buildings";
Poster: Plea 2008 - Toward Zero Energy Building - 22-24 Ocotber 2008, Dublin,
- 2008-10-24; in: "Plea 2008 - 25th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Dublin, 22nd to 24th October 2008",
J.O. Lewis (ed.);
This paper presents the results of a number of case studies concerning the thermal and acoustical
behavior of traditional Islamic bath buildings (hammams). Within the framework of a long-term
monitoring effort, we collected data on indoor environmental conditions and outdoor microclimatic
conditions pertaining to hammams in Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Syria, and Algeria. Moreover, shortterm
acoustical measurements were performed in a number of these objects. The monitoring results
allow for an objective assessment of the actual performance of these buildings and evaluation of their
strengths and weaknesses. Using data visualization and performance analysis, it is possible to identify
those design-relevant parameters in view of the related health and comfort implications.
Traditional architecture, hammams, indoor climate, diagnostics, simulation
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