Past as Future in Adaptive Buildings: Climatic Adaptation in Ancient Constructions
Increasingly today we talk about sustainable architecture or, better yet, about adaptive architecture as something innovative. Looking at the past, however, it is possible to find numerous examples of architecture that adapts to the climatic conditions of the place with special devices or natural materials. Starting from the ancient Romans and the ancient peoples of the Middle East, up to the newer system to create energy by exploiting natural resources, are various the adaptive systems of the past. All have in common the respect for the environment, communicating with it sustainably, and optimizing available resources. This paper focuses on some of these systems highlighting the merits.
Dr. Santina Di Salvo
M. Niglio "Past as Future in Adaptive Buildings: Climatic Adaptation in Ancient Constructions", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1149, pp. 1-9, 2018