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Environmental reply to vernacular habitat conformation from a vast areas of Scandinavia
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences.
Albasrah University, Albasrah, Iraq.
2015 (English)In: Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, E-ISSN 1879-0690, Vol. 48, 825-834 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There are many original ideas and useful system inputs embedded in the building of human settlements in Scandinavian regions, where the landscape and habitat are strongly interconnected. A cold climate and strong winds are the most prominent risks that affect habitats. The Longhouse is the foremost traditional habitat in the Scandinavian region, dating back to the Iron Age, 2000 BC. This study examines the influence of climate on the conformation of habitats. Climate had a solid impact on the conceptions of habitat form and internal space. Wind and extreme temperatures had firming consequences on the housing arrangements, layouts, orientations, and building materials used in the construction process. Habitats from this region were located in an optimal arrangement, and the south orientation was used effectively. This investigation will provide an evaluative interpretation and analysis of the real facts of vernacular habitats in the context of energy efficiency and ecological concepts, considering human settlement patterns, architectural creation and building material uses. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD , 2015. Vol. 48, 825-834 p.
Keyword [en]
Vernacular habitats; Habitat units; Building materials; Energy efficiency
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Climate Research
Research subject
Chemical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37295DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.013ISI: 000356646200064OAI: diva2:844556
Available from: 2015-08-06 Created: 2015-08-06 Last updated: 2016-04-13Bibliographically approved

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