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Architectural Design for Tropical Regions
An indispensable source of technical information and proven design solutions.
 
This book is essential reading for architects and other building professionals who work in tropical regions, as well as those who would like to expand their professional compass to include these areas. Written by an architect with extensive experience designing public and private buildings for the tropics, it offers a wealth of insights and information on a broad range of technical and nontechnical issues.
 
Taking into account energy efficiency, comfort, and sensitivity to both natural surroundings and local traditions, the author underpins discussions of technical elements, such as building performance and materials, with valuable personal insights and guidance on working with regional cultural differences.

He describes proven design strategies applicable throughout the Tropical Zone, as well as specialized construction techniques used in different tropical regions. Throughout, the material is supplemented with invaluable climatic and geographical data, technical renderings, and more than 100 photographs illustrating specific building types.

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