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.
Table of Contents
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.
'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