A Comparative Evaluation of the Importance of Thermal Mass of Traditional Architecture in Hot and Dry Region in Turkey

This paper is a brief review of a more detailed field and theoretical survey to understand the role of climate in formation of the building envelope in hot and dry zone of Turkey. A detailed critical discussion of traditional patterns of architecture will be discussed in relation to the thermal comfort conditions in traditional houses in hot and dry regions. The potential for heat storage capacity of building envelope has been known and used in...
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