Marwa Dabaieh


Marwa Dabaieh is an architect and BioGeometry® practitioner. Working now as an associate professor (Docent) at Malmo University. Her expertise is in sustainable and environmentally conscious architecture. Worked for the last 20 years in the field of zero emission and passive earth buildings, sustainable architectural conservation, climate responsive design, climate neutral architectural design. Her research focus is passive and carbon neutral low-tech vernacular methods and their adaptation for contemporary energy efficient and zero carbon building practice. Marwa mainly tend to apply transdisciplinary approaches in her research work following a human centred participatory design method. She published over 60 manuscripts and four books beside lecturing in the fields of vernacular architecture, sustainable and environmental design, energy efficient buildings, zero emission design, carbon neutral architecture, sustainable conservation, design and build with natural materials and BioGeometry®. As a practitioner, she participated in several design projects in MENA region and Europe. In 2018, she was appointed as full professor in sustainable and environmental architecture at Aalborg university in Denmark where she was the head of the sustainable architecture research lab. Marwa is also the ICOMOS vice-president for the vernacular architecture international  scientific committee and Swedish expert voting member for the energy, sustainability and climate change international  scientific committee.

ORCID: 0000-0001-7754-0927


These publications are authored or co-authored by Marwa Dabaieh.
Publications are gathered from Malmö University publication service (DiVA).

Title Type Issued
Earthen and wood vernacular heritage and climate change book 2021
A vernacular approach to passive cooling for low-income… paper-conference 2021
A comparative study of life cycle carbon emissions… article-journal 2020
A life cycle assessment of a 'minus carbon'… article-journal 2020
Earth air heat exchanger, Trombe wall and green… article-journal 2020
Hygrothermal performance of vernacular stone in a desert… article-journal 2019
Increasing heat creates hardship for brick kiln workers… article-journal 2019
Vernacular Architecture in the Face of Change book 2019
Minus Carbon and Plus Energy Design Home Kit book 2018
They didn’t ask to be refugees : Eco-cycle… paper-conference 2018
The 5 Degrees of Forced Climate Refugees :… paper-conference 2018
Towards A Fossil Free Energy Production Using GIS… paper-conference 2018
Living Labs As A Pedagogical Teaching Tool For… article-journal 2018
Climate change-induced heat risks for migrant populations working… article-journal 2018
Building Performance and Post Occupancy Evaluation for an… article-journal 2018
Building now and building back : Refugees at… article-journal 2018
A minus carbon eco-cycle earthen refugee shelter :… paper-conference 2018
Going green in architectural education : An urban… article-journal 2017
The 6 Zs Refugee Shelter paper-conference 2017
Thermal performance and comfort of vernacular earthen buildings… paper-conference 2017
Thinking hands : A hands-on, pedagogical living lab… paper-conference 2017
Roof top PV retrofitting : a rehabilitation assessment… article-journal 2016
A comparative study of human aspects in acclimatization… paper-conference 2016
An Adaptive Refugee Camp Model for the Middle… article-newspaper 2015
Participatory action research as a tool in solving… article-journal 2013
The usability of green building rating systems in… paper-conference 2013
A future for the past of desert vernacular… thesis 2011
Back to the future of dying vernacular past paper-conference 2010
Malmbanan Diaries book 2010
Conservation of desert vernacular architecture paper-conference 2009
Traditions, Vernacular Architecture and Urban Forms paper-conference 2008
Our living cities speech 2007