Sustainability Systems in Architecture

Sustainability Systems in Architecture

  • Tuqa Mahmood Hameed الجامعة التكنولوجية
  • Abdullah Saadoon Salman Almaamouri University of Technology
Keywords: Systems Sustainability Architecture


The research deals with the concept of sustainable systems as one of the influential concepts in the process of architectural design, as it is defined as "the integration of natural systems with human patterns according to a multi-dimensional design approach to give continuity and exclusivity to the product". The research aims to clarify the strategy of sustainable architecture systems as well as their principles and dimensions. In order to address the research issue and achieve the objectives of the research and to verify its hypothesis, a knowledge framework was first built, then a comprehensive theoretical framework for sustainable architecture systems. Sustainable architectural systems, then an exploratory study assessing the quality level, and finally reached a set of conclusions that provided for a correlation between the duality of "architecture systems and sustainability systems", and in terms of: "engineering, and functional"; Its philosophy lies in its simulation of natural systems, both formally and practically.


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How to Cite
Tuqa Mahmood Hameed and Almaamouri, A. S. S. (2020) “Sustainability Systems in Architecture”, Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 19(1), pp. 13-24. doi: 10.36041/iqjap.v19i1.489.
Architectural Engineering