A Cihan University-Erbil Assistant-Lecturer Published a Research Article with Elsevier

Assistant-Lecturer Nagham Ismael Yahya from the Department of Architectural Engineering at Cihan University-Erbil . published a research article entitled “A Methodical Framework for Sustainable Architectural Design: Housing Practice in the Middle East” in the Land Journal

About the author:

Name: Nagham Ismael Yahya
Qualification: M.Sc.
Academic rank: Assistant-Lecturer
Affiliation: Department of Architectural Engineering at Cihan University-Erbil

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Clarivate Analytics (Wos: IF = 3.905)
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Country: Switzerland

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In developing countries where sustainable housing design receives insufficient theoretical and practical efforts, decisions about appropriate sustainable design strategies are often made in ignorance of situational and contextual issues and isolation from local practices. The study attempts to provide a design framework that comprises various design models for sustainable housing, enabling architects worldwide to broaden their sustainability practices in the architectural field. The study employs the grounded theory method to transform theory into viable housing design models for architects in various regions, particularly the Middle East, who will be able to trace the regional models and select design approaches and strategies in response to local situations. The research is divided into three stages. Guy and Farmer’s six logics are linked with methodical sustainable design approaches through comparative analysis to develop design models that will be chased in sustainable housing practices. The models are introduced in the next phase within a design framework and, finally, verified through Middle Eastern practices. The framework, which has been verified by tracking sustainable housing models in the design practices of Middle Eastern countries, can be used by applying the design models individually or by combining more than one model to create more responsive sustainable design practices in the housing field. The novelty of the study is that the developed framework transforms theoretical models into viable options for designers and scholars around the world, as well as enabling architects and developers in Middle Eastern cities to easily and practically trace regional design models and to select appropriate design approaches and strategies in an integrative manner. View Full-Text