Climatic sub-regions and design contextualism

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This paper advocates the division of any area into climatically distinct sub-regions as a method for producing better climatically adapted buildings as well as to encourage regional contextualism in architecture and town planning. A comprehensive approach to planning and design is suggested. The paper attempts to illustrate the methodology and its implications by examining current trends in the Negev Desert, Israel, and proposing alternative patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalBuilding and Environment
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction


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