Notes sur le paysage culturel et l'architecture vernaculaire du djebel Nafûsa

Date

2017-10

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0984-2616

DOI

Volume Title

Publisher

Publication des Presses Universitaires du Midi

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This study describes the vernacular architecture and cultural landscape of Lybian Dj̲abal Nafūsa: the central portion of a horseshoe of mountains, about 600 meters high, which extends from the Maṭmāṭah region near Gabes in Tunisia to the coast not far from Misurata in Tripolitania.
This peculiar geographic environment, forming the country’s "Berber heart", was historically characterized by the presence of the Ibadi Culture that is still consistently present today. Focusing mainly on the historic sites located on the border of this geographical region, this paper proposes an analysis, which runs from the territory to the basic architectural units. The aim is to verify the coincidence between the geographic space and cultural environment, studying the characteristics of landscape transformation, urban structures, architectural types and traditional constructive techniques.

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Keywords

Vernacular Architecture, arid climate, Libya, Ibadi

Citation

Polimeni, B. (2017) Notes sur le paysage culturel et l'architecture vernaculaire du djebel Nafûsa. Horizons Maghrébins - le droit à la mémoire, 76

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Research Institute

Institute of Architecture