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Author Guedes, Manuel Correia, author.

Title Bioclimatic architecture in warm climates : a guide for best practices in Africa / Manuel Correia Guedes and Gustavo Cantuaria.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Springer Energy eBooks 2019 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Urban Challenges; 1.2 Sustainable Architecture; 1.3 Genius Loci; References; Part I: Climate; Chapter 2: Climatic Contexts; 2.1 Geographical Context; 2.2 Climate Types and Subtypes; 2.3 Current and Future Climate Risks; References; Sources; Part II: Bioclimatic Design; Chapter 3: Bioclimatic Project: General Guidelines; 3.1 Building Location, Form and Orientation; 3.2 Shading; 3.3 Envelope Reflective Coatings; 3.4 Insulation; 3.5 Glazing Areas; 3.6 Natural Ventilation
3.7 Thermal Inertia and Earth ArchitectureEarth Architecture; Practical Application; Adaptation in Contemporary Architecture: Conclusion; 3.8 Evaporative Cooling; 3.9 Control of Internal Gains; 3.10 Environmental Controls; 3.11 Bioclimatic Design and Thermal Comfort Criteria; Bibliography; Chapter 4: Vernacular Architecture in Arid Climates: Adaptation to Climate Change; Chapter 5: Vegetation and Environmental Comfort; 5.1 Landscape and Man; Primitive Dwellings and Nature: Past Examples; "The tree was always an object of veneration"; Contemporary Society and Environment
5.2 Psychological Benefits from Vegetation in Urban Areas5.3 Microclimatic Effects of Vegetation; Photosynthesis; Evapotranspiration; 5.4 Vegetation and Passive Cooling; Solar Radiation and Trees; Tree Shading; Vegetation and Energy Budget; Energy Savings by Tree Planting; Trees and Wind; Trees and Air Quality; 5.5 Complementary Aspects About Vegetation; 5.6 Vegetation and Sustainable Development; 5.7 Conclusions; References; Chapter 6: Shading in Architecture and its Relation with Natural Cooling: Learning from Maputo, Mozambique; Chapter 7: Software Tools; 7.1 Climatic Context
Current and Recognized Limits of Slums Rehabilitation ActionsFinancial Returns and Limits; Administrative and Technical Limits; Social Order; The Planning Environment; How to Use the Resources Available for the Improvement and Rehabilitation of Slums; What to Do; 8.8 Concluding Notes; References; Chapter 9: Sustainability Challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa: Vulnerability, Justice and Human Capabilities; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Energy; 9.3 Water; 9.4 Land and Food; 9.5 Climate Change; 9.6 Conclusions: Capabilities and Justice for Sustainability; References
Other author Cantuaria, Gustavo, author.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Architecture and energy conservation -- Africa.
Architecture -- Environmental aspects -- Africa.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783030120368 (electronic bk.)
3030120368 (electronic bk.)