Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 2(6), pp. 245 - 250
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2014.020602
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The Evidence Based Design of Sun Dried Adobe Brick

Javeria Manzoor Shaikh 1,2,*
1 Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Clifton, Karachi
2 Healthcare Lab, Hanyang University Korea


Martin Sauvage’s book La brique et sa mise en oeuvre en Mésopotamie des origines à l'époque achéménide (1998) provided a comprehensive survey of brick in Ancient Mesopotamia. It measured the size of bricks and showed how they changed in format, looked at mortar types and bonding patterns at different sites and traced the use of fired bricks and sun-dried bricks. The Indus Civilisation flourished about the same time but no similar study has ever been carried out on its brickwork. This research aims to provide just such a study. The world today is facing depleting energy resources. For a country like Pakistan the case is even worse, where the gap between generation and consumption is constantly rising. Therefore, it is needed to efficiently utilize the scarce energy resources. Thus, the architects should pay attention to design and build such constructions that consume comparatively lesser amount of energy. The much acclaimed solution is the constructions of eco buildings. This research dresses the said issue.

Eco Brick, Sustainability, Lahore

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Javeria Manzoor Shaikh , "The Evidence Based Design of Sun Dried Adobe Brick," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 245 - 250, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2014.020602.

(b). APA Format:
Javeria Manzoor Shaikh (2014). The Evidence Based Design of Sun Dried Adobe Brick. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 2(6), 245 - 250. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2014.020602.