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The forces of globalization have reshaped the world, resulting into the present-day architecture that has lost its relevance with the local climate, culture and social background. Modern architecture all over the world has similar features, materials and form, regardless of the region and has employed energy intensive methods to achieve thermal comfort. The traditional architecture was responsive to climate and region, to achieve thermal comfort in all building typologies in the past. This paper aims to seek the knowledge about the passive strategies for heating and cooling, employed in the residential buildings in past in order to formulate guidelines for designing new houses in Lahore, Pakistan. For this purpose, an extensive study of traditional and modern residential buildings in context of Lahore, Pakistan has been conducted, to analyze form, features, elements, and materials in addition to the active and passive cooling / heating techniques, construction methods of both typologies. The final step is the formulation of guidelines to achieve energy efficiency in residential architecture through the adaptation of passive techniques employed in vernacular architecture in order to provide innovative solutions of the modern times.
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Malik, A., Awan, M., Gulzar, S., Ahmed, A., & Rashid, M. (2020). Passive Techniques of Traditional Residential Buildings for Energy Efficient Modern Residences in Lahore. Technical Journal, 25(03), 19-25. Retrieved from https://tj.uettaxila.edu.pk/index.php/technical-journal/article/view/1211
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