Design and Thermal Diversity of Semi-enclosed Spaces

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Melrose Books, 2007 - Arcades (Architecture) - 260 pages
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This book explores the link between urban form and its environmental characteristics, considering the urban microclimate not as an homogeneous environment but as a variety of particular conditions that enable diversity of occupancy. More specifically, it investigates the relationships between intermediate, semi-enclosed urban spaces and their thermal performance. Different outdoor urban spaces create a network not only of aesthetic and morphological variability but also of environmental variability.

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