Medieval buildings as solutions for architectural design,
Medieval buildings appeared as modern architectural design solutions on the scene since an earlier time,
but some architects considered them architectural and engineering movements that benefit engineering solutions that may be specific to the site.
Let’s have a look at the beginning about this system,
it is a fixed modular system that flexibly deals with the engineering need and provides the design to be implemented,
There are solutions to implement the weaknesses in architectural projects,
and the authors of the medieval design say that the main contradiction between the medieval structure and the traditional structure lies in the strategy of finishing the structure.
This is shown in the main method example, and there are two stages of work –
building the design in an off-site office followed by assembly in the target area later.
Also, due to the designs of the special Medieval units, the level of construction, prior to transfer to the area often reaches 90%.
The individual works that occur nearby are the integration of construction within the underground framework,
the combination of specific units and the completion of works.
Such interaction from the height of the project –
in conjunction with the traditional structure – diminishes up to 70% of the time,
and this means that the modular units save a lot of time,
This is on the grounds that the supplier factory is in the same producing country,
but if the factory is outside the scope of the supplying country,
the shipping time will be added to that.
But in all cases, it is not possible to be very optimistic about this,
as the logistical obstacles are the most important elements behind the terms of dealing with the time factor of the Medieval buildings.
Some will go assuming that the medieval buildings are the same as container buildings,
it will be a close analogy but somewhat unfair to the design dimension and the complexity and engineering studies to which these buildings go,
as their use is an important matter in some urgent projects as well as projects dedicated to collective housing.
From our point of view, as an architectural consultant, we see that dealing with buildings internationalism has become an optimist degree,
but its treatment of environmental aspects.
If we want to use this system within our scope as an architectural consultant in Saudi Arabia,
it will be necessary to follow the lines and controls of the Saudi building code for steel and prefabricated buildings,
We also believe that it is necessary to study the effects of temperatures for the Gulf countries,
for example, that the rise in temperatures is very important and dealing with climatic phenomena will be the challenge in front of the medieval buildings.
What is most worthy of engineering study is dealing with interesting buildings whose heights are more than 23 meters,
and studying how to adapt this type of modular buildings and prefabricated units with towers that require height and accuracy in dealing with wind and flow.
Through our previous experience, we studied this pattern in 2013 on one of the framework housing projects.
Currently, there is a global architectural movement followed by studies and an increase in quality elements that raise the quality of life.
Therefore, this model may be the future for crowded cities where the per capita consumption rate is shrinking,
and this may be a strong justification given that the medieval buildings have been adopted as a major hub for hospitals and international frame buildings.
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