Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 400
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A landmark text from the International Energy Agency on sustainable architecture in warmer climates; Uses the approach of bioclimatic housing to explore how sustainable architecture interacts with its environment; Explores a range of global case studies from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Australasia, forming an overview of strategies and showing how these can be developed into practice. In the search for sustainable architecture there is growing interest amongst architects, designers and engineers in the relationship between nature and design. The term "bioclimatic", traditionally relating to the dynamic between climate and living organisms, is applied by the authors in focusing on countries where housing requires cooling for a significant part of the year and presenting both the theory and practice of innovative, low-energy architecture. Having set out new definitions of bioclimatic housing, the book interweaves the themes of social...