Concept and techniques: sustainable design techniques in the Langi traditional architecture. a case study of the Langi traditional housing
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The characteristic of traditional architecture generates a congenial place through a sympathetic design of its cultural environment and local people. The study demonstrates how the characteristic of traditional architecture accumulates and embodied its significant of traditional values in the traditional architecture. Studies have indicated on a common thought of supporting the concept of tradition, and its related features. This dissertation examines the sustainable design techniques through a study addressing issues such as social, cultural identity, tradition and sustainability. Traditional case studies within Lango sub-region community built by the local people clarify the reintroduction of the local traditional techniques to strengthen the sustainability of the built environment moreover improving the cultural identity of the people. The research promotes the implementation of traditional building techniques and indigenous knowledge into contemporary or modern architecture through a participatory approach to community development. Following the findings, the knowledge concerning a local tradition cannot be irrelevant to contemporary or modern architecture which may play an essential role in guiding architects through the past in order to navigate to the present and sustainable future.