Architecture Of Place In The Libyan City Through Geography And Historical Dimensions An Approach To Urban Identity In Libyan City
Geographical location has a strong impact on the formation of the urban fabric of a city which in it embodied interaction between man and place over time. Place effect on such interaction is usually derived from its distinctive geographical characteristics that blend with society's lifestyle, and culture through history. Urban form displays in its final form of buildings, urban spaces, and the use value of its inhabitants. The qualitative aspects of the architecture of the city, though reveal the accumulative traditions, social behavior, and symbolize the place and defined it from other by placing its identity. The architecture of place is the architecture of belonging and sense of place. The strong interdependence between man and the place provides. the recipe continuity of life in the urban environment. Moreover, it connects architecture to the stages of stability and symbolic, which gives the society a sense of belonging to the place, as well as the feeling of comfort, warmth, intimacy and confidence within the urban environment, and embodies the place identity or urban identity. The research aims to identify the urban identity of the Libyan city by identifying urban features and properties acquired by the urban environment in the city from the reality of the effect of the place through different historical stages. This study deals with analysis of the diversity of geographical regions in Libya, and the impact of each province in the formation of the city architecture through integration with the culture of the population that have evolved over of time and influenced by the cultures of nations and peoples of the other through what the country is experienced from periods of foreign occupation and colonialism, The study concludes the principles and criteria can be the expression the urban identity of the Libyan city , and find contemporary urban concept derives its character from of cultural and architect heritage of Libyan city.
Keywords- architecture of place, urban identity, cultural identity, architectural heritage, geographic location, contemporary architecture, globalization.