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Description - Plusminus 20/40 Latitude by Dirk U. Hindrichs

When looking for appropriate building solutions in tropical and subtropical regions, the chief aim is saving energy and reducing pollutant emissions as much as possible. Natural ventilation, passive and active use of solar energy, use of rainwater and also the energy potential of the soil are the key issues here. Traditional urban and building structures, described in an exemplary fashion by local architects for a wide variety of locations provide a stimulus for thinking about positive elements developed by master builders of the past as well, alongside all the technical possibilities that exist today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783930698837
ISBN-10: 3930698838
Format: Hardback
(309mm x 241mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Edition Axel Menges
Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Dirk U. Hindrichs

Klaus Daniels has devoted four decades to advanced engineering solutions as a consulting engineer. From 1991 to 2006 he taught at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). In 2006, the Technical University of Munich, Germany celebrated his work with an honorary doctorate in engineering. Dirk U Hinrichs directs Schuco International, which has made a considerable contribution to this book with its experience of facade and solar technology.