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Climate responsive design : a study of buildings in moderate and hot humid climates /
Richard Hyde.
imprint
London ; New York : E & FN Spon, 2000.
description
244 p. : ill.
ISBN
0419209700 (pbk.)
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imprint
London ; New York : E & FN Spon, 2000.
isbn
0419209700 (pbk.)
catalogue key
3814425
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Richard Hyde is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the University of Queensland
Reviews
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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
'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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Summaries
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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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This book focuses on tropical climate but some of the theory can be applied to other climates. The broader topic of technology as a generator in design will be of key interest to all those involved in design and building.
Main Description
Climate Responsive Designprovides a unique source for students and practising architects requiring guidance on climatic design. Covering theory and application it provides examples of innovative and best practice in 'responsive architecture' through case studies. The book also covers the broader topic of technology as a generator in design which will be of interest to all those involved in design and building. The book focuses on tropical climate but some of the theory can be applied to other climates; the difference in application is clearly delineated.
Main Description
The increasing interst in effective energy use in buildings and of the effectof this on human health, has generated the need to consider more carefully designing buildings with climate in mind. This book provides a unique source for those requiring guidance on climatic design. Covering theory and application, it provides examples of innovative and best practice in 'responsive architecture' through case studies. The book also covers the broader topic of technology as a generator in design which will be of interest to all those involved in design and building. The book focuses on tropical climate but some of the theory can be applied to other climates; the difference in application is clearly delineated.
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This book provides a unique source for those requiring guidance on climatic design. Covering theory and application, it provides examples of innovative and best practice in "responsive architecture" through case studies. The book also covers the broader topic of technology as a generator in design which will be of interest to all those involved in design and building. The book focuses on tropical climate but some of the theory can be applied to other climates; the difference in application is clearly delineated.
Back Cover Copy
Climate Responsive Design provides a unique source for students and practising architects requiring guidance on climatic design. Covering theory and application it provides examples of innovative and best practice in 'responsive architecture' through case studies. The book also covers the broader topic of technology as a generator in design which will be of interest to all those involved in design and building. The book focuses on tropical climate but some of the theory can be applied to other climates; the difference in application is clearly delineated.
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The increasing interest in effective energy use in buildings, and of the effect of this on human health, has generated the need to consider more carefully designing buildings with climate in mind. Research and practice in architecture has revealed that climate responsive design is emerging as one of the few cost-neutral strategies that designers can use to make their buildings more environmentally friendly. This book provides an introduction to the theory of climate responsive design and defines its principles; it also explores issues of climate responsive design in practice. Climate Responsive Design presents a number of strategies that can be used in the process of design to improve the fit between the user, the building, and the climate in which it is located. A focus is placed on moderate and hot-humid climates. Both passive and active systems of environmental control are considered in a range of building types. These systems and strategies are discussed through a range of case studies in Australia and South East Asia where these climates are found.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. vi
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Design issues
Introductionp. 3
Warm climates and the building contextp. 15
Climate responsive designp. 45
Strategies
Building structurep. 97
The building processp. 121
The roofp. 137
The external wallp. 161
Floors and internal wallsp. 183
The verandap. 203
Courtyardsp. 221
Indexp. 241
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