Design Primer for Hot Climates by Allan Konya

By Allan Konya

This hugely useful booklet has been written to inspire layout recommendations which are in concord with neighborhood climates & stipulations: an issue of monetary in addition to aesthetic significance. The preliminary chapters clarify the basics of weather & convenience. next sections set out environmental layout concepts: tools of facing risks akin to earthquakes, lightning and termites; and tips at the use of in the community on hand fabrics & know-how. The emphasis all through is on illustrated and tabulated useful recommendation, with many drawn examplesof construction shape & building, and lists of appropriate plant species

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Problems and requirements Uncomfortable conditions created by extremes of heat and dryness. Flies, sand and dust storms are a nuisance. Buildings must be adapted to summer conditions—basically a problem of protection from intense radiation from sun, ground and surrounding buildings. Reduction of heat takes precedence over air movement during daytime. Measures must be taken to reduce glare and to prevent dust penetration. Response : general Layout and form : compact planning for groups of buildings to provide mutual shading and minimum exposure.

Note: Sub-tropical humid Complex climate from the designer's point of view. Basically as for warmhumid zones, but provision must be made for the winter months which can be cold. Mahoney Tables would be useful for assessing basic requirements, which will obviously involve some compromise. 61 Chapter 3 Regional hazards Introduction The performance of a building may be greatly influenced by more extreme climatic and environmental factors which vary from place to place. The following hazards can cause damage to a building or result in defects and failures, and therefore require special consideration during the design stage.

Heat exchange by conduction and convection in the air space depends on whether the space is horizontal or vertical, on its width and on the direction of the heat flow (upwards, downwards or horizontal). Thermal capacity Solar heat gain through a single sheet of clear glass Or the heat storage value. The larger this is, the slower the temperature change that is propagated through the material. This delay is called the 'time lag' of the construction and materials with large time lags are usually dense in quality and heavy in weight.

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