Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism

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No. 3 (2022)
Published November 16, 2022
Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism

This magazine is aimed at all those people and institutions interested in traditional building, architecture and urbanism. Its articles are related to the theory and practice of these disciplines. Its objective is to promote the creation of places and buildings that are in harmony with the local culture and tradition and that are respectful of the environment and its natural resources. It also aims to provide a better knowledge of the traditional constructive cultures of the various regions of the world and, with it, a greater respect towards them that may contribute to their better preservation and to their continuity.

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2023 Call for articles

The call for submissions of articles for all sections of the fourth issue of the Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism is open until March 21, 2023. Content proposals may be accepted for publication in the journal. In addition, if the organizing team deems it appropriate, the proposal submitter may be invited to participate in the Fourth International Conference on Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, which will take place on November 16 and 17, 2023, being these two processes independent. Texts may be submitted in English or Spanish.


December 28, 2020

Acquisition of issues

Copies of the first three issues of the journal are available free of charge. Those interested should only arrange and pay the shipping costs through the company in charge of the distribution. If you are interested in receiving a printed copy of any of the first three issues of the Journal, please write to



June 23, 2020

2023 International Conference

The Fourth International Conference on Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism will take place on November 16 and 17, 2023. The submission of content proposals to the journal will allow authors to opt to participate in the Conference, if the organizing team deems it appropriate. You can find more information about the Conference through this link.


June 23, 2020


Karoline Kolstad Heen, Simon Oien, Trond Elverum, Martin Wesley-Holand
12 - 29
Nygaardsplassen: A New Public Piazza in Fredrikstad, Norway
Kamil Khan Mumtaz, Hussain Ahmed
30 - 45
The Shrine of Baba Hassan Din, Lahore
Sebastian Treese, Julia Treese
46 - 59
Habits and Contradictions: Donkwall 5 & Peterstrasse 19 - 21, Kempen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Maxim Atayants
60 - 73
Karaglukh Village, Nagorno-Karabakh: An Attempt at Revival through Traditional Architecture
Frank Martinez, Ana Alvarez, Peter Kiliddjian
74 - 93
H. George Fink Studio, Coral Gables, Florida
Leopoldo Gil Cornet, Javier Goicoa Juango
94 - 111
Restoration of the Roof of the Virgen de las Nieves Chapel in the forest of Irati, Navarra
M. Hosam Jiroudy
112 - 121
Al-Jaleel Mosque, Jeddah
Liam O’Connor
122 - 143
British Normandy Memorial, Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados
Wolbert Vroom, Jan-Willem Kuipers, Debby Heilker-Lamerigts
144 - 157
Restoration of a Monumental Seventeenth-Century Canal House in the Center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Maher Azmi Abu-samra
158 - 181
Dar Al Uquod: A Traditional House in Amman

Research papers

Boyuan Zhang
312 - 324
A Chinese Renaissance: Henry Killam Murphy and His Interpretation of Traditional Chinese Architecture
Francisco García Moro
325 - 337
Stone Carving for the Rising Sun: A History of the Japanese Replicas of the Salamancan University Façade and New Cathedral Nativity Portal
Marcos Merino Pérez
338 - 346
Objective Subjectivity: After the Values Assigned to Vernacular Architecture by Bernard Rudofsky
César Prieto Pérochon
347 - 360
In Search of Lost Scagliolas: Historical Investigation of the Traditional Wallcoverings of Iconic Buildings in Madrid
Laia Gemma García Fernández
361 - 374
Toward the Production of Contextual Built Environments: Unfolding Building Materials’ Sociocultural Meanings in a Maasai Community
Lisa Virgillito
375 - 383
Corrala Buildings and Corral Theaters in Madrid: Dramatic History and Typology
Patrícia Marchante, Amanda Rivera Vidal
384 - 395
Characterization of Traditional Coatings in Earthen Vernacular Architecture in the Limarí Valley: Their Role in the Conservation of Built Heritage in Chile
Samir Belgacem
396 - 405
Similarities and Divergences in Attitudes Toward Georgian Irish Heritage
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