Tropical architecture resources

Posted on June 9, 2010

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Tropical house by Camarim Architects via Archdaily

Too often new buildings in tropical areas are just copied from generic development around the globe. Tropical has specific issues regarding heat and ventilation. Vernacular architecture and modern researches provide already a set of solution, why don’t we use them? Some useful resources about designing architecture in tropical countries.

Thermal comfort in school design by Kerrie Prescott
energy design guidelinesl design by United States energy department
energy_efficient_housing by Queensland Government
passive_low_energy by Commonwealth Science Council

tropical_guidelines by Faculty of Built Environment Technical Institute of Malaysia
vernacular_architecture_cooling by Bezemer
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