Authors: Haval Sami1 & Tuncay Can Akin2 & Nurtekin Ozen3 & Nawzad Kakamand4
1Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
2Architecture Department, Faculty of Architecture, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey
3Architecture Department, Faculty of Architecture, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
4Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering, Koya University, Koya, Iraq
Abstract: This study conducts a sustainability analysis of the environmental impacts of climate responsive elements on Erbil vernacular architecture. Data was gathered from field survey, including taking photographs and measuring the dimensions of analyzed samples and from previous studies related to the climatic responsive elements in different regions. The outcomes of this study can be used to adapt the strategies used in vernacular architecture to contemporary buildings, to adapt them to the environment in Erbil and similar settings.
Keywords: Erbil, Vernacular Architecture, Houses, Courtyards, Sustainable Architecture, Hot-Arid Climate
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