Building to Suit the Climate: A Handbook

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Walter de Gruyter, Nov 5, 2012 - Architecture - 176 pages
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In future, buildings that make sense from a bioclimatic perspective will not be the exception; planners will simply be expected to design them. With its wealth of facts, this book serves as a concrete aid to planning and design. With the planning process as its roadmap, it accompanies the planner from the basic evaluation stage through conception and implementation planning all the way to building operation. The building-related characteristics of the various climatic zones form the basis for the made-to-measure development of integrated building solutions. Well-conceived graphics illustrate planning contexts and facilitate efficient planning decisions and realistic predimensioning. Materials, systems, and technologies are described, and their areas of application are pointed out. Reference parameters, costs, and the presentation of interrelationships equip the planner to make a strategic and well-informed selection.

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Climate
11
Cool
45
Temperate
61
Subtropics
77
Tropics
93
Deserts
109
Economics
125
Glossary
141
Appendix
157
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