Landscapes of Desert Architecture and city around the Islamic Sahara

Authors

  • Filippo De Dominicis

Abstract

This paper is an excerpt of a PhD Thesis in “Architecture. Theories and projectâ€, presented at DiAP – Department of Architecture and Project of Sapienza Università di Roma in April 2012. Thesis’ title: “Around the Sahara desert. Enduring Topographies between Architecture, Desert and Cityâ€: supervisors: professors Ludovico Micara and Raffaele Panella. In this short text we will examine scientific premises and limits concerning a broader field of study, the settlement mechanism around the Sahara desert, deepening the processus of landscape construction, to be intended as a complex relationship between religion, geography and human adapting ability.

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Published

2014-12-15

How to Cite

De Dominicis, F. (2014). Landscapes of Desert Architecture and city around the Islamic Sahara. L’architettura Delle città  - The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni, 2(3-4-5). Retrieved from http://www.architetturadellecitta.it/index.php/adc/article/view/34

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L'Architettura delle città-The Journal of Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni