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Design strategies for high rises in maritime desert climate
What strategies can we adopt for high rises in
maritime desert climate e.g. karachi, pakistan.
latitude = 25 degrees
Aurangzeb Mirza
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Design strategies for high rises in maritime desert climate
Too little has been written about desert architecture, especially of the contemporary practices in the area which involves the Islamic World; e.g.: the Sahara desert, the Kara Kum desert, the Thar desert and the Arabian desert. I find that understanding the contemporary biology and ecology of the desert environment is crucial to the development of architectural strategies concerning these rather sensitive zones. One good book around the issue, although not architectural in context, is: Man and the Biology of Arid Zones, by J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson, 1977
Mervat El-Shafie
Design strategies for high rises in maritime desert climate
A final year Architectural Design thesis was carried out on the very subject in 1977 at the National College of Arts in Lahore. The Deptt. of Architecture there, might be able to provide you with further information.
Shakil Asgharali
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