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Sustainable Design
 
Climatic house
I am studing about "microclimatic design of neighborhood at hot and dry climate".please help me with any information regarding this.
Vahideh Rafiefar
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Climatic house
There are several publications in the ArchNet Digital Library which might be of use. Go to the Publications, and under Keywords, you will see "arid climates" and "arid landscaping." You might also want to take a look at "courtyard house."

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Climatic house
Vahideh, in addition, some of the classic books that address architecture and climate are:

Brown, G.Z. 1985. Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Fry, Maxwell and Jane Drew. 1982. Tropical Architecture in the Dry and Humid Zones. Malabar, Florida: Robert E. Krieger Publishing.

Koenigsberger, Otto, et al. 1973. Manual of Tropical Housing and Building: Part 1 Climatic Design. London: Longman Group.

Olgyay, Victor. 1992 [1963]. Design with Climate: A Bioclimatic Approach to Architectural Regionalism. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

And a more recent publications is:

Reynolds, John. 2001. Courtyards: Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight. New York: John Wiley.

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