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dc.titleTropical semi-open entrance space: Solar and wind effects on thermal comfort
dc.contributor.authorLIANG QIAN
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-13T19:26:00Z
dc.date.available2010-05-13T19:26:00Z
dc.date.issued2005-06-05
dc.identifier.citationLIANG QIAN (2005-06-05). Tropical semi-open entrance space: Solar and wind effects on thermal comfort. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/16965
dc.description.abstractIn traditional tropical dwellings, there are several types of attached semi-open spaces, which were protected from rain and sun. They were used comfortably for many social activities. Baya??s studies (2000, 2004) show that in Bedok Court Condominium, similar veranda spaces encourage high level of social activities and sense of community due to its comfortable environment. A survey was conducted in Singapore to obtain the data of actual human responses to the environment in the semi-open spaces. The actual thermal comfort votes were compared to the predicted votes using a latest indoor predicting model, showing similarities and differences. The differences were due to the availability of higher wind and solar radiation in the semi-open space. Their impacts and relationships were studied in depth. Some suggestions are discussed for future research and for future designs of sustainable housing.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSemi-open space, high-rise, thermal comfort, wind, solar radiation, tropical
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentARCHITECTURE
dc.contributor.supervisorBAY JOO HWA
dc.description.degreeMaster's
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ARTS (ARCHITECTURE)
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