A prototypical (school) design strategy for soil-cement construction in Afghanistan

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dc.contributor.author Yoldas, Cenk
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-07T14:27:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-07T14:27:15Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-07T14:27:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1316
dc.description.abstract Contemporary design and construction methods, when integrated with lessons of traditional vernacular architecture, can lead to a refined, regional, ecological and economical system of building construction. This thesis seeks alternative design prototypes for contemporary compressed soil-cement brick construction suitable for Afghanistan where the climate is arid and the building resources are limited. The purpose of the thesis is to explore the integration of earth and renewable, available, building materials into alternative prototypical spatial enclosures for school structures. The thesis utilizes a design methodology that includes analysis of pertinent literature, identification of essential design requirements, alternative design concept generation, and design refinements based upon design critiques. Although there is an inability of building these prototypes full scale, computer modeling will be utilized to evaluate structural performance. The thesis should provide a valuable source of information for parties seeking advanced appropriate building construction strategies for Afghanistan. en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Architecture en
dc.subject Afghanistan en
dc.subject Schools en
dc.subject Compressed soil-cement brick construction en
dc.subject Computer modeling en
dc.title A prototypical (school) design strategy for soil-cement construction in Afghanistan en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree Master of Architecture en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Architecture en
dc.description.advisor Donald Watts en
dc.subject.umi Architecture (0729) en
dc.date.published 2004 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en

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