Design with Microclimate PDF ePub eBook

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Design with Microclimate free pdf Robert Brown helps us see that a 'thermally comfortable microclimate' is the very foundation of well-designed and well-used outdoor places. Brown argues that as we try to minimise human-induced changes to the climate and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels - as some areas become warmer, some cooler, some wetter, and some drier, and all become more expensive to regulate - good microclimate design will become increasingly important. In the future, according to Brown, all designers will need to understand climatic issues and be able to respond to their challenges. Brown describes the effects that climate has on outdoor spaces - using vivid illustrations and examples - while providing practical tools that can be used in everyday design practice. The heart of the book is Brown's own design process, as he provides useful guidelines that lead designers clearly through the complexity of climate data, precedents, site assessment, microclimate modification, communication, design, and evaluation. Brown strikes an ideal balance of technical information, anecdotes, examples, and illustrations to keep the book engaging and accessible. His emphasis throughout is on creating microclimates that attend to the comfort, health, and well-being of people, animals, and plants. "Design with Microclimate" is a vital resource for students and practitioners of landscape architecture, architecture, planning, and urban design.

About Robert D. Brown

Robert D. Brown is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph, Canada. He is the senior author of Microclimatic Landscape Design and author of Landscape Assessment for Planning and Design.

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Author : Robert D. Brown
Publisher : Island Press
Data Published : 30 November 2010
ISBN : 1597267406
EAN : 9781597267403
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 179 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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