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Climate Responsive Design
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With the growing awareness of environmental issues, there is a renewed interest in climate and its relationship to architecture. Climate Responsive Design focuses on tropical climate but much of the theory can be applied to other climates; the difference in application is clearly delineated. The broader topic of technology as a generator in design will be of key interest to all those involved in design and building. The book provides a unique first reference for students and practising architects requiring guidance on climatic design - its theory and application - and describes examples of innovative and best practice in 'responsive architecture' through case studies. All types of buildings are addressed from single dwellings to larger more complex building types where the climate controls in high-rise and medium-rise buildings are described.
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Contributors. Foreword. Preface. Part 1 - Design Issues 1. Introduction. 2. Warm Climates and the Building Context 3. Climate Responsive Design. Part Two - Strategies 4. Building Structure. 5. The Building Process. 6. The Roof 7. The External Wall. 8. Floors and Internal Walls. 9. The Veranda. 10. Courtyards. Index.

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'Hyde shows in this book that comfortable living is entirely achievable without air conditioning in many regions by appropriate architecture design... The book is well illustrated both with photographs of successful (and some unsuccessful) buildings.' - The Architectural Science Review

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