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By Willi Weber, Simos Yannas

The architectural neighborhood has had a robust and carrying on with curiosity in conventional and vernacular structure. Lessons from Vernacular Architecture takes classes without delay from conventional and vernacular structure and gives them to the reader as counsel and proposal for brand new constructions. the perfect technical and social strategies supplied by means of vernacular and standard structure are analysed intimately. overseas case reviews concentrate on environmental layout features of conventional structure in a extensive variety of weather conditions and construction types.

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MEAN MIN. ABSOLUTE MIN. 6 90 Mean ambient temperature exceeds 20°C during four months only; daytime temperatures can go much higher due to solar radiation AVE. RAINFALL (mm) MAX. 24hr RAINFALL (mm) REL. 7 FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC The sea mass sustains high relative humidity all year round; rainfall is rare during summer 16 Thanos N. 9). 10). In similar cases, for example, Mykonos and Astypalea, densities of up to one person per square metre have been reported, so we can imagine crammed conditions in Santorini too – without countingg the numerous domestic animals, from chicken to donkeys.

As already said, the meagre vegetation offers limited firewood supplies and makes structural timberr an exotic luxury. Snow is another rarity, but humidity is a constant annoying factor, promoting mould growth in the dark, poorly ventilated caves. Additionally, it lessens indoor comfort, especially at the end of winter when the radiant temperature of the cave walls is at its lowest. 39). The typical dwelling had one or more underground cisterns where rainwater was collected from roofs and terraces viaa elaborate routes.

G. sea, rain). ) of a rather spiritual nature is thought to bind the other four together, beingg the catalyst of life. 1). The philosophical aspects of the four elements are not the issue here; instead, it is their utilization as a systematic tool to look at architecture in relation to nature. The vernacular settlements of Santorini are an excellent case to demonstrate that approach, as they offerr numerous features at various scales that manifest the connection between the built environment and the fourr elements, exemplifying the influence of the natural forces Temperature °C 4 °C 0 100 Humidity % 80 60 200 40 20 150 %0 Precipitation mm 100 50 0 mm J F M A M J GRAPH 1 J A S O N D Santorini, Greece 12 Thanos N.

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