Course Title Design in the Tropics
Course ID ARCH 603
Course Program Undergraduate, B.Arch,
Course Type Optional Theory
Credits Hours 2 Hrs/WK
Semester Block A
Course Offered Yes
Description Study of the relationships between architecture and the climatic characteristics of tropical regions. Investigation of the problem and understanding the mechanism of air and moisture movement, surface condensation, rain penetration. Means of wetness control and passive cooling in buildings. Comparison of alternative solutions and understanding the secondary implications of environmental control decisions.