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De Miranda, A. (2011) WATER IN ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE. In: blue in architecture09 _ symposium proceedings. Università Iuav di Venezia. ISBN 978-88-87697-650

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In Mediterranean lands, particularly in Syrian valleys, the waterwheel represents a viable and elegant example of a sustanable irrigation system, whose functional aspects are succesfully combined with their aesthetic characteristics. Using the power of the river, this waterwheel raises water to irrigate fields which are at a higher level than the level of the water. The system is composed of a vertical wheel and an aqueduct. The base of the wheel is submerged in the river and turns because of the current. Water is carried to the top of the wheel and is poured into the channel on the top of the aqueduct, and is directed to irrigate fields and gardens. The advantages provided by the material, which is easily available in the area, and the morphological characteristics of the land, have allowed the construction of numerous examples of this system of irrigation. This paper deals with the architectural aspects of the Syrian water-wheels and their relations with the surrounding lands, showing how these devices are visually impressive, present a variety of shape and are of great historical, environmental and iconographical importance, being of accurate and detailed design.

Tipologia del documento:Estratto da libro
Parole chiave:riverscape, landscape, water-wheel
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:339
Depositato da :Benno Albrecht
Depositato il :30 Nov 2011 11:08
Ultima modifica:30 Nov 2011 11:08

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