Re-conceiving Afghan cellular architecture for the reconstruction of rural schools

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dc.contributor.author Watts, Donald J.
dc.contributor.author Yoldas, Cenk
dc.contributor.editor Varanda, Fernando
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-08T21:56:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-08T21:56:16Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-08T21:56:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1318
dc.description.abstract Afghanistan suffers from a quarter century of war that has resulted in a devastated infrastructure and a generation of Afghans who have lived without a local school. This paper presents an architectural design investigation that seeks ways of synthesizing traditional social-cultural and formalspatial attributes with refined material and construction capabilities becoming increasingly available worldwide. In the spirit of George Kubler's thesis of invention and variation, stabilized compressed brick construction and computer aided structural analysis are introduced as refinements within the Afghan building tradition. en
dc.publisher Center for Environmental Design Research, University of California at Berkeley en
dc.rights Permission granted by Sophie Gonick, IASTE Coordinator, April 7 2009 en
dc.subject Afghanistan en
dc.subject Architecture en
dc.subject Schools en
dc.subject Compressed brick en
dc.subject Vernacular transformation en
dc.title Re-conceiving Afghan cellular architecture for the reconstruction of rural schools en
dc.type Conference paper en
dc.date.published 2004 en
dc.citation.ctitle Local Identity and Traditional Built Forms in a Post Global Era en
dc.citation.volume 168 en
dc.description.conference Ninth conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), Sharjah / Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December, 2004. en
dc.contributor.authoreid wattsd en

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