Field and river

20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (ICES20)
Mekelle University, Ethiopia

"Regional and Global Ethiopia - Interconnections and Identities"
1-5 October, 2018

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Keita AOSHIMA, Lecturer at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Nobuhiro SHIMIZU, Ph.D Student, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio Univ.

The traditional house in Tigray region has unique building elements based on local materials and natural climate. However, those local technologies are decreasing and changed to modern style and materials. The thermal environment of house has been changed because of those new materials and lifestyle changes. The re-valuation and development of traditional technology is necessary to have enough comfortability of building and to develop sustainable design. To think of residential comfortability, temperature and humidity are most important factors. Architectural technology had been developed to control those factors especially in hard situated area like Japan.
To showing un-comfortability of house, we have to focus on thermal situation of wall and ceiling surface. Then, it is understood that several factors of modernized life change conditions of house.