Spatial logic of the neo-rural houses of the Msilien Guebla in Algeria

Hynda Boutabba, Mohamed Mili, Walid Hamma, Samir-Djemoui Boutabba

Rezumat/Abstract. This article aim is to define the logic that governs the spatiality of neo rural houses of the “Guebla” axis of the M'sila department in Algeria. Its goal is twofold. On one hand, it is a question of defining the generating planar character of these single-family homes, on the other hand, using the empirical method of space syntax analysis to consider through new cultural contexts, the importance of the human characteristic in the creation and the use of the space. This research was applied to thirty cases using appropriate mathematical and computer tools to determine the hidden socio-spatial structures of the new rural houses built since the decade of the 2000s in an agro-pastoral region of central Algeria. This study has identified several ways of distributing the domestic space through the identification of seven architectural genotypes.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: Neo rural domestic architecture, space syntax, architectural genotype, socio spatial structures, agro-pastoral region, Msila

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