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Design with climate : bioclimate approach to architectural regionalism

Author: Victor Olgyay
Publisher: New York Van Nostrand Reinhold 1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines diverse solutions to the problems of shelter and provides insights into the effects of climate on human environment. The author isolates four distinct climates - temperate, cool, hot-arid  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Olgyay
ISBN: 0442011105 9780442011109
OCLC Number: 832965480
Description: 190 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Part 1: Climatic approach. General introduction. The bioclimatic approach. Regional evaluation. Climatic elements. Part 2: Interpretation in architectural principles. Interpretation in architectural principles. Site selection. Sol-air orientation. Solar control. Environment and building forms. Wind effects and air flow patterns. Thermal effects of materials. Part 3: Application. Heliothermic planning. Examples in four regions.
Responsibility: Victor Olgyay. Some chapters based on cooperative research with Aladar Olgyay


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