The four elements of santorini architecture lessons in vernacular sustainability

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dc.contributor.author Stasinopoulos, TN en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:50:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:50:54Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/35197
dc.relation.uri http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84865734536&partnerID=40&md5=cea2ac392d8590b71496fb410a4aff75 en
dc.subject Greece en
dc.subject Santorini en
dc.subject Sustainability en
dc.subject Vernacular en
dc.subject.other Environmental attributes en
dc.subject.other Greece en
dc.subject.other Mass tourism en
dc.subject.other Santorini en
dc.subject.other Vernacular en
dc.subject.other Vernacular architecture en
dc.subject.other Ontology en
dc.subject.other Sun en
dc.subject.other Sustainable development en
dc.subject.other Architecture en
dc.title The four elements of santorini architecture lessons in vernacular sustainability en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.publicationDate 2006 en
heal.abstract The vernacular architecture of Santorini is a splendid example of a built space skilfully adapted to a harsh natural setting. This paper introduces its features through a systematic approach based on the 'Four Elements' concept (fire, water, earth, air) that according to ancient philosophy are the origins of nature. Each element is associated with the local environmental attributes like solar radiation, humidity, materials, wind etc., that have been fused by the ingenuity of local generations (a 'Fifth Element'?) into a minimalist as much as intricate architectural idiom of highly sustainable quality-until the era of mass tourism. en
heal.journalName PLEA 2006 - 23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Conference Proceedings en
dc.identifier.spage II73 en
dc.identifier.epage II78 en

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