Investigating traditional natural ventilation methods used in El-Dakhla Oasis, old village

Tamer Gado, Medhat Osman

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    Several natural ventilation techniques are employed in traditional desert architecture across the hotdry region. These techniques vary depending on the socio-climatic requirements of the communities. This article presents the results of a field study investigating the natural ventilation techniques used in a traditional Sahara desert village called El-Qasr located in El-Dakhla Oasis in Egypt. The study investigates the drivers of the natural ventilation systems used. It was found that the main drivers of natural ventilation in El-Qasr are: street canyon design; street and building wind orientation; building form and spatial planning; and opening design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)267-285
    Number of pages19
    JournalIntelligent Buildings International
    Volume2
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    In: Intelligent Buildings International, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2010, p. 267-285.

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