Appropriateness’ of the use of tensile membrane structures in hot arid regions

Elseragy, Ahmed and Elnokaly, Amira (2006) Appropriateness’ of the use of tensile membrane structures in hot arid regions. In: The International Conference on Urbanism and Culture, October 28-30, 2006, Cairo, Egypt.

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Today, with the vast technological progress and the deep understanding of our environment, and the insisting need to reduce energy consumption to save our natural resources there have been a shift in thinking and the need for a sustainable environmentally friendly architecture has evolved. The need of new materials and structures that fulfil the occupant’s needs and comfort, has the architectural beauty and attraction and be environmentally friendly has become a necessity.
Although, tensile membrane structures (TMS) are relatively new as a structural material, they have been widely used in many architectural projects that were mainly considered as architectural statements and landmarks. Form finding and structure analysis of such structures has become an established discipline, however, their environmental understanding and behaviour are still in its infancy. This paper considers the appropriateness of the use of TMS in hot arid regions through a review of some of the built environment successful built examples.

Keywords:Tensile Membrane structures; Internal comfort; Sustainable Architecture
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K990 Architecture, Building and Planning not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:8507
Deposited On:28 Mar 2013 18:59

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