Design Primer for Hot Climates: Book by Allan Konya

Design Primer for Hot Climates

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ISBN: 9780956432322    Publisher: Archimedia Press Limited Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 156        
This highly practical book has been written to encourage design solutions that are in harmony with local climates & conditions: a matter of economic as well as aesthetic importance. The initial chapters...Read more
This highly practical book has been written to encourage design solutions that are in harmony with local climates & conditions: a matter of economic as well as aesthetic importance. The initial chapters explain the fundamentals of climate & comfort. Subsequent sections set out environmental design techniques: methods of dealing with hazards such as earthquakes, lightning and termites; and guidance on the use of locally available materials & technology. The emphasis throughout is on illustrated and tabulated practical advice, with many drawn examplesof building form & construction, and lists of suitable plant species.
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About the author: Allan Konya
Both authors have written various architectural-related books such as Finnish Sauna (Allan Konya) & An Inclusive Environment (Maritz Vandenberg)

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