Ecological Traditional Architecture Research in Burundi

D. Q. Bu, A. G. Ndagije, T. Jiang

Abstract

An in-depth study based on materials and construction techniques used in traditional architecture can make a contribution to the sustainability of modern architecture. In this paper we illustrate the traditional architecture of Burundi. This traditional architecture is known as the Rugo which means a housing complex. This traditional architecture of Burundi is recognized because it is built entirely of plant material and also recognized for its dome shape. In this paper we illustrates 2 case studies about the preservation of this historical legacy of the Rugo, the different stages of its construction and the building materials used. This paper aims to encourage the fusion of ancient and modern building materials and techniques for a better future with modern green buildings and a sustainable architecture.

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Bu D., Ndagije A. and Jiang T. (2018). Ecological Traditional Architecture Research in Burundi.In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE, ISBN 978-989-758-344-5, pages 584-591. DOI: 10.5220/0007563405840591


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iwemse18,
author={D. Q. Bu and A. G. Ndagije and T. Jiang},
title={Ecological Traditional Architecture Research in Burundi},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE,},
year={2018},
pages={584-591},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007563405840591},
isbn={978-989-758-344-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE,
TI - Ecological Traditional Architecture Research in Burundi
SN - 978-989-758-344-5
AU - Bu D.
AU - Ndagije A.
AU - Jiang T.
PY - 2018
SP - 584
EP - 591
DO - 10.5220/0007563405840591