By M. Sala
During this publication we search to strategy the architecture-energy mixture and its dating to human convenience and the surroundings .There are chapters on thermal convenience, low power structure facing numerous criterion for convenience in numerous components of the area. The booklet additionally seeks to appreciate how past generations lived in harsh climates and with no plentiful assets of strength, but controlled to layout and construct applicable dwellings supplying either convenience and concord with the surroundings. different chapters care for the bioclimatic thought in Vernacular structure; the main function which weather performs at various destinations and the way this may dictate the form and type of the constructions and retailer strength; the significance of micro-climate and its a number of parts and utilization; air flow and its value in constructions and the expertise for contemporary structure.
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During the hot day, the heat flow from exterior (due to solar radiation) to the inside is retarded and during cooler hours a part of the stored heat in the walls is released to the interior. This results in a minimization of temperature change inside the building (Fig. 4). On the other hand, in winter, heating requirements are reduced due to the heat stored in the walls and which is radiated during the night. In hot climates with large temperature swing (arid regions) daytime temperature is often so high that ventilative cooHng is ineffective.
When there is wind blowing, both the air circulation and the rate of cooling are increased, and thus, cooler air is dehvered to further position inside the building, the performance of the wind tower is affected, beside its geometrical forms (height, cross sectional plan, tower orientation and location of its outlets), by the climatic conditions. It is most effective in dry arid regions. In such regions the diurnal variation is large and night air temperature is low. 3. Contemporary buildings in Qatar Contemporary buildings in Qatar are generally built under the combined influence of British and American architecture.
There are three wind towers situated on three corners of the building. The whole building is situated on the seashore with no walls facing the sea in order to get maximum benefit from the sea breeze. It also contains courtyards, covered verandahs to promote coolness and provide shade. 4. Conclusions The vernacular building form, structure and materials were selected to suit the climatic conditions and achieve a cool and stimulating environment for people using the buildings. Traditional architecture often displays buildings with heavy facades, Hmited openings on the external elevation and they are well shaded.
Architecture - Comfort and Energy by M. Sala