bioclimatic housing innovative designs for warm climates pdf

This book sets out the design challenges we face and a range of effective solutions to those
challenges, and it provides excellent case studies to show how the cooling
strategies proposed have been successfully applied in different climates. The
chapters are clearly set out and relate the design process to a broader
‘sustainability’ agenda.

This International Energy Agency (IEA)-inspired publication is a valuable sourcebook for all designers as we try to build a new ‘cool vernacular’ for the 21st century in which we can all stay cool, comfortable and alive in the buildings in which we spend so much of our lives, in these
rapidly changing times.

Focusing on countries in which houses require cooling for a significant part
of the year, this book covers creative, vernacular architecture backed up by
practical and applied good science. Having set out new definitions of
bioclimatic housing, the book interweaves the themes of social progress,
technological fixes and industry transformation within a discussion of global
and country trends, climate types, solution sets and relevant low-resource
utilization technologies.

lization technologies. With concepts, principles and case studies from Indonesia, Iran,
Malaysia, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Sri Lanka and Italy, this is a truly international and authoritative work, prepared under the auspices of a fiveyear International Energy Agency (IEA) SHC Task 28/BCS Annex 38 project. Bioclimatic Housing provides a primer for building designers, builders,
developers and advanced students in architecture, environmental management and engineering, mapping out the factors that are at work in reshaping housing for a more sustainable future.