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Tropical Design Lecture 2: Local Climate And Solar Architecture


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Lecture 2: Local Climate And Solar Architecture Tropical Design for Architecture – Philippines

  • LOCAL CLIMATES are climates of comparatively small regions having fairly uniform / similar natural conditions.
  • It is characterized by statistical conclusions drawn from long-term observations made by meteorological stations in the region.
  • Determined by the nature of the ground surface in the given region—the topography, soil, vegetation, urban buildings.
  • These features are significant in the lower layer of the atmosphere. They gradually level out with increasing altitude.
Relationship of Altitude to Landscape and Local Climate

Relationship of Altitude to Landscape and Local Climate

TROPICAL DESIGN RESPONSES TO SUN AND LOCAL CLIMATE (TROPICAL)

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  1. TOPOGRAPHY the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area.
  2. ORIENTATION – position of a building with respect to the sun
  3. TRELLISES, PERGOLAS & COVERED WALKWAYS
  4. OVERHANGS – Overhangs  are horizontal protruding elements, usually of the roof which may provide protection for lower levels.
  5. SUNSHADING – Sunshade are external vertical structures, acting like a skin, that reduce the amount of radiation penetrating the building.

Bris Soleil – sun-shading structures

Exterior Sunshading Systems:

Horizontal Vertical Louvers

Kinds of Interior Sunshading Systems:

  1. Window Blinds
  2. Curtains
  3. Glass Tinting
  4. Block Panels
  5. Screens
  6. Grilles
  1. THERMAL MASS – principle that describes how the mass of the building provides “inertia” against temperature fluctuations.
  2. LANDSCAPE
  3. DAYLIGHTING
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Tropical Design Lecture 1: Global Climate and Solar Architecture


Archian - Life, Bacolod, Architecture, Finances & Dubai

Lecture 1: Global Climate and Solar Architecture
Tropical Design for Architecture – Philippines

Tropical Design is the STRATEGIC arrangement of elements in buildings and structures to respond to specific conditions of weather, sun and climate prevalent in the Tropic Region.

Tropical Region – is a region above or below the Equator. The Tropic of Cancer is in the northern hemisphere and Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere.

Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn – are Geographical Locations in the Globe considered in the “Tropical Area”. Continue reading