May 13, 2014
The book explores new methodologies and techniques that are needed for listed and designated buildings and urban morphology within traditional centres in the Middle Eastern cities suggesting, with more modifications, a modified form of a pattern language approach to be applied to the historic centres in Western cities. This is supported by two types of case studies, shallow case studies or quickly assessed case studies from traditional built environment particularly Northern African cities like Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco et..... and 3 core case studies from historic Cairo. It is a new contribution to Conservation Studies of traditional Built Environment and more importantly to the Architectural and Urban Morphology within Social Sustainability.
So, researches, architects and urban designers who are interested in History of Architecture, Upgrading and Conservation Programs will find it interesting and useful.
The book is full of drawings, sketches (observational graphical analysis which is the main analytical methods used), diagrams, and hi-res photos. (ISBN: 978-3-659-20049-6)
You can order the book directly from the publisher: or from the Amazon website