Design Primer for Hot Climates

Design Primer for Hot Climates

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

Write a review

  • Author: Allan Konya
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141084

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order

Description

Design Primer for Hot Climates offers a discussion of architecture and planning for hot climates. The hot tropical and sub-tropical regions contain most of the world's population and, it is here that the majority of new buildings will be built. For this reason this book concentrates on these regions but serves only as a broad outline of the climatic, environmental, and technological conditions. The book begins with a discussion of climatic elements, climatic zones, and comfort. This is followed by separate chapters on climatic design; regional hazards (e.g., condensation, lightning, storms, earthquakes, etc.) that must be considered during the design stage; and factors such as site accessibility, materials selection, water and labor supply, and building regulations and standards. This book is meant not only for designers from temperate climatic areas but also for those who live in these regions, in the hope that they will be stimulated to re-examine conditions which may have become over-familiar to them.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction

    Chapter 1: Climate, Zones and Comfort

    Introduction

    Climatic Elements

    Solar Radiation

    Air Temperature

    Wind

    Atmospheric Humidity

    Precipitation

    Climatic Zones

    Characteristics of Non-Temperate Climates

    Warm-Wet Zones

    Warm-Wet and Hot-Dry (Composite) Zones

    Hot-Dry Zones

    Sub-Tropical Zones

    Comfort

    Comfort Zone

    Climate and Comfort: Design Aids

    Local Environment

    Chapter 2: Design and Climate

    Site Climate

    Topography

    Water

    Ground Surface

    Vegetation

    Windbreaks

    Orientation

    Form

    Structure

    Shade

    Glare and Daylight

    Ventilation

    Aids for Cooling

    Wind Catchers

    Evaporative Coolers

    Recommendations for Hot Climate Zones

    Warm-Humid Zones

    Hot-Dry Zones

    Composite Zones

    Sub-Tropical Zones

    Chapter 3: Regional Hazards

    Introduction

    Condensation

    Hail

    Lightning

    Insects

    Termites

    Sand and Dust

    Tropical Storms

    Earthquakes

    Disaster Prevention

    Densities

    Services

    Open Spaces

    Layout

    Chapter 4: Technology

    Site

    Location

    Services

    Drainage

    Soils

    Materials

    Building Materials in the Hot Climate Zones

    Structure

    Frame

    Walls

    Roof

    Underground Buildings

    Solar Energy

    Water Heating

    Solar Stills

    Water

    Collection, Storage and Purification

    Conservation

    Labor

    Building Regulations and Standards

    Appendix 1: Heat Transfer—Some Basic Calculations

    Appendix 2: Building Research Centers

    Appendix 3: Plants for Arid Zones

    Bibliography

    Acknowledgments

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 132
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Architectural Press 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Architectural Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141084

About the Author

Allan Konya

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Design Primer for Hot Climates"