Cityscape conference stresses the importance of traditional techniques in design

At this year’s Cityscape Conference, revival of ancient knowledge and the use of classic traditional methods in order to ensure a sustainable future were stressed to architects and designers.

Speaking at the Cityscape Conference in Dubai, Jane Duncan, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, stressed the importance that can be played by incorporating traditional techniques into design of modern property.

With a theme, Discovering the Future of Real Estate, the conference attracted 1,200 delegates to present a future view of the UAE’s skyline, two decades from now. Duncan said architects should embrace and revive design and construction methods which helped Dubai’s development from fishing port to commercial hub by keeping buildings cool using shade, wind and thermally driven ventilation, as well as naturally insulating, reflective materials.

Source: Trade Arabia