Incorporation of the principles of nature in architecture: Sun, shade and temperature control in the Sonoran Desert

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Title:
Incorporation of the principles of nature in architecture: Sun, shade and temperature control in the Sonoran Desert
Author:
Gupta, Mridula, 1966-
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
"Incorporation of the Principles of Nature in Architecture; Sun, Shade and Temperature Control in the Sonoran Desert" is a study of the adaptations of selected plants and animals to the unique climatic features of the desert environment. The lessons learned from this study are abstracted from the natural setting and presented in a systematic way to illustrate the incorporation of their adaptive principles into architecture. Living organisms continuously adapt to the changes of their environment and contribute a regenerative cycle of natural processes. Biotechnology adds important issues to the design process, including economy of resources, protection and thermal regulation in harmony with the fluctuations of the natural environment. The interaction of interior and exterior architectural space is a benefit, not a constraint, for the environment and its inhabitants. This biotechnological method can become a viable part of the traditional architectural design process.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Architecture.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.Arch.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Matter, Fred S.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIncorporation of the principles of nature in architecture: Sun, shade and temperature control in the Sonoran Deserten_US
dc.creatorGupta, Mridula, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGupta, Mridula, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstract"Incorporation of the Principles of Nature in Architecture; Sun, Shade and Temperature Control in the Sonoran Desert" is a study of the adaptations of selected plants and animals to the unique climatic features of the desert environment. The lessons learned from this study are abstracted from the natural setting and presented in a systematic way to illustrate the incorporation of their adaptive principles into architecture. Living organisms continuously adapt to the changes of their environment and contribute a regenerative cycle of natural processes. Biotechnology adds important issues to the design process, including economy of resources, protection and thermal regulation in harmony with the fluctuations of the natural environment. The interaction of interior and exterior architectural space is a benefit, not a constraint, for the environment and its inhabitants. This biotechnological method can become a viable part of the traditional architectural design process.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.Arch.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMatter, Fred S.en_US
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dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37699337en_US
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