Patterns for responding to climate in shared-wall housing
Author(s)Paulos, Susan Kaufmann
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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Out of the inescapables of building come inspiration for architectural design. Decisions which respond to climate make their mark in design, just as structural requirements, lighting provisions, and the limitations of a site do. Presented here are "patterns" which have been developed to illustrate ways in which the design of dwellings can respond to climate. Rules of thumb for passive solar design and natural ventilation are included, as well as suggestions for providing a choice of differently tempered spaces. New patterns of use are also presented for responding to seasonal and diurnal changes. Several example designs are included. These designs all begin with the assumption of a shared-wall form and a Boston climate, but are meant for sites of different sizes, proportions, and orientations.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1982.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-98).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology