Design With Microclimate: The Secret to Comfortable Outdoor Space

Design With Microclimate: The Secret to Comfortable Outdoor Space

by Robert D. Brown
     
 

Design with Microclimate argues that, as the climate changes and fuels become increasingly expensive, appropriate design of outdoor spaces will become critical. In this practical, informative book, Robert Brown uses vivid illustrations and examples and provides practical tools that can be used in everyday design practice. The heart of the book is Brown's own

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Overview

Design with Microclimate argues that, as the climate changes and fuels become increasingly expensive, appropriate design of outdoor spaces will become critical. In this practical, informative book, Robert Brown uses vivid illustrations and examples and provides practical tools that can be used in everyday design practice. The heart of the book is Brown's own design process, as he includes useful guidelines to 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597267403
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
09/02/2010
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

1 Experiential 1

2 Vernacular 25

3 Components 43

4 Modification 99

5 Principles and Guidelines 143

Appendix 163

Notes 165

Recommended Reading 169

Index 171

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