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Harnessing archaeological and architectural science knowledge for cultural sustainability

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dc.contributor.advisor Lazer, E Hayman, S Hyde, R Rajapaksha, I Sartogo, F Calderaro, v 2017-11-15T15:49:03Z 2017-11-15T15:49:03Z
dc.description.abstract The current dominant social paradigm cannot address the environmental crisis forecast by climate science and a new approach is needed. The requ irement for buildings that can operate in energy - poor conditions with water and resource scarcity can be facilitated by an examination of pre - modern buildings. A research project called the Green Renaissance Project draws upon archaeological, bioclimatic a nd building science methodologies to test this hypothesis based on case studies of Italian building from the Roman and Renaissance periods. This paper explores the context for the application of these methodologies and their potential for assessing the env ironmental performance of various domestic structures. For this paper, the focus will be on the comparatively well - preserved domestic architecture of Pompeii and Herculaneum though a holistic approach is necessary because of the problems associated with su bsequent reconstructions and restorations. The primary aim of this project is to use past knowledge to inform the debate on cultural sustainability and to assist with cultural transformation to a more sustainable future. An offshoot of this project will be an increased understanding of lifestyle and perceptions of comfort in the ancient world. To date, there has been minimal research with regard to these issues
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Harnessing archaeological and architectural science knowledge for cultural sustainability en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Architectre en_US
dc.identifier.year 2011 en_US Sudney en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding 45th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, ANZAScA 2011 en_US

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