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Keywords : Imitation Form of Nature


Imitation Form Strategy of Nature in Traditional Arabic City

The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 2009, Volume 8, Issue 16, Pages 300-331

A man today practiced many attacks on the environment that exceeding from its nature
and scope than of past generations practice. He has create, a new, transformer environment
that includes the Technology progress, and imposes itself upon him. It's always requiring
efforts to changes and adaptation. The combination of loss of nature contact, the traditional
life environment , sudden break with the past, and to reject the broad tradition – which was
rising on a pilot basis not without reason – that rise feelings of anxiety and lack of roots in the
modern humans.
Many studies noted to numerous attempts to understand the nature and simulation and
not to be fought, but mast be brought to the design as an active, creative force, (nature must
not be rejected, but has to be embraced). The study of models that include events and
forms that occur regularly in nature is the key to orientation of sustainable design, but
these studies associated mainly with western architecture and its orientation ( in particular,
local studies ). The orientation did not receive adequate installment from research and
analysis with respect to Arabian architecture and the Traditional Arabic city specifically that
necessitated this research. The problem of research states that " there is no sufficient
knowledge about the Traditional Arabian city relationship nature with nature imitation
strategy as one of sustainable strategies ", and the objective of this research was to determine
this relationship.
The research shows the effectiveness of methods indicators of form that imitate the nature
in the Traditional Arabic city with regard to the solutions grow from Place, firstly in terms of
natural factors and cultural ( social climate ); and ecological accounting inform Design,
Secondly, with regard to self – normal systems of the buildings composition, interface design,
solar control, natural lighting and ventilation; in addition to recycling and their impact on
imitation strategy of nature..