Diploma and Master Theses (authored and supervised):
"Thermal Performance Analysis of Central Hall Houses in the Israeli Coastal Plane";
Supervisor: A. Mahdavi;
Institut für Architekturwissenschaften, Abteilung Bauphysik und Bauökologie,
Vernacular architecture i believed to integrate certain building features that were developed in a long process of adaptiojn and adjustment and therefore may embody valuable solutions for maintaining desirable indoor conditions. Thic claim, however, should not be taken for granted and must be critically examinde in different contexts and settings. The Central Hall House building type, which can be found in Lebanon, Israel, Syria and the Palestinian territories, is an example of an architectural vernacular that may prove to contain applicable design strategies in confronting the hot and humid climate of the region's coastal plain. The research proposes a method for performing an indicative assessment of the environmental features of the Central Hall House building type in the Israeli coastal plain through the integration of architecutral and histroical survey with computer-aided simulation techniqes.
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