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URBAN SPRAWL IN PAKISTAN AND ARCHITECTS’ ROLE IN THE WAR AGAINST A WATERLESS WORLD

Siddiqi, Anis - Siddiqi, Soufia (2011) URBAN SPRAWL IN PAKISTAN AND ARCHITECTS’ ROLE IN THE WAR AGAINST A WATERLESS WORLD. In: blue in architecture09 _ symposium proceedings. Università Iuav di Venezia. ISBN 978-88-87697-650

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Abstract

Architecture is man’s greatest imagination. But man’s race for development is clear interference with nature, especially in water balance which could lead to Doomsday scenario of a waterless world. This paper attempts to conceive architecture that can avoid the making of such a world. It presents a case study of the province of the Punjab in Pakistan, which currently faces a depleting water table (1—2 meters/year), but simultaneously struggles with a growing population that requires safe and ample shelter. Urban sprawl in some parts of the Punjab has especially given rise to rapid and unplanned expansion. This has come at the cost of efficient design and sustainable development. Using Lahore as a specific example, this paper comparatively assesses water consumption per unit of construction and for maintenance purposes between traditional and contemporary design methods in domestic architecture in the city. It explores the environmental cost-effectiveness of materials, methods of construction, drainage, sanitation and heating/cooling systems vis-à-vis the resulting water budget due to these parameters. Consequently, it aims at presenting clearer conclusions and guidelines about water-efficient and environment-friendly building codes and construction guidelines in similar sub-tropical, arid climates.

Tipologia del documento:Estratto da libro
Parole chiave:waterless world, materials, arid climates, urban sprawl
Soggetti:Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/14 Composizione architettonica e urbana
Struttura:Facoltà > Far Architettura > Lauree specialistiche > Architettura per la sostenibilita
Codice ID:331
Depositato da :Benno Albrecht
Depositato il :01 Dic 2011 11:21
Ultima modifica:01 Dic 2011 11:21

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