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Sun, Wind and Light: Architectural Design Strategies Hardcover – May 15 1985


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  • Hardcover: 186 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc (May 15 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471895067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471895060
  • Shipping Weight: 993 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #761,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"No architect should neglect to follow the advice that it gives." (Center for Education in the Built Environment, August 2002) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Architecture/Environment

How to design buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, light with the sky, and move into the future using on-site renewable resources

Developed for rapid use during schematic design, this book clarifies relationships between form and energy and gives designers tools for designing sustainably. It also:
* Applies the latest passive energy and lighting design research
* Organizes information by architectural elements at three scales:
* building groups, individual buildings, and building parts
* Brings design strategies to life with examples and practical design tools
* Features:
* 109 analysis techniques and design strategies
* More than 750 illustrations, sizing graphs, and tables
* Both inch-pound and metric units --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
This book is very helpful in determining the siting of your building (or gardens)with respect to wind patterns, and sun patterns of your area. As a designer of both indoor and outdoor spaces I found it to be a practical resource for helping ensure the success of a design. When I want shade, I now know where shade will fall; when I want to fill a space with light, I now know where and when light will be there and can adjust my design accordingly. Great book! Would reccommend it to architects, landscape architects and anyone wanting to see how their designs integrate into the daily and seasonal climate, wind, and light patterns of their area. The Sun Peg Charts are especially helpful. Good starting and reference point for all designs. Definitely add this one to your library.
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By Kaes Ali on Dec 6 2002
Format: Paperback
A very comprehensive book which leaves you with shortness of breath after each page, covers very well all the aspects of the title and their interaction and effect on planning a building or project of any kind, and gives u alot of new ideas on how to find out the effects of sun,wind and light and from where will the effect be more and how to make advantage of each one of these elements. keeps you woundering whether what you have ever designed before was valid or not. rich in figures and examples, slightly difficult regarding the laguage. but it is worth every penney.
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Format: Paperback
I studied under Mark DeKay, using the first edition of this book. The second edition adds all of Mark's lectures into what was already a great book, full of very helpful rules of thumb for orientation, materials, siting, and a lot of other design recommendations. A great book made even better the second time around!
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By CC on Feb. 21 2015
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
Great work-- I will definitely be consulting this book for many years to come. I only wished that all of the content was printed. Reading PDFs online or printing them out and binding them is a bit of a drag.
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By Jim Kor on Oct. 12 2014
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
a good book
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