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Sustainable Houses and Living in the Hot-Humid Climates of Asia

Editors: Kubota, Tetsu, Rijal, Hom Bahadur, Takaguchi, Hiroto (Eds.)

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  • Provides information on the latest research findings concerning sustainable houses and living in rapidly growing, hot and humid Asian cities
  • Presents comprehensive research findings covering vernacular houses, human adaptive thermal comfort and behavior, household energy consumption, indoor thermal environment, and vulnerability for climate change
  • Comprises a total of 50 chapters written by 53 authors from various countries, mainly from the Asian region
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About this book

This book provides information on the latest research findings that are useful in the context of designing sustainable houses and living in rapidly growing Asian cities. The book is composed of seven parts, comprising a total of 50 chapters written by 53 authors from various countries, mainly in the Asian region. Part I introduces vernacular houses in different Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Nepal, China, Thailand and Laos. Parts II and III then explore in depth indoor adaptive thermal comfort and occupants’ adaptive behavior, focusing especially on those in hot-humid climates. Part IV presents detailed survey results on household energy consumption in various tropical Asian cities, while Part V analyses the indoor thermal conditions in both traditional houses and modern houses in these countries. Several real-world sustainable housing practices in Asian cities are reviewed in the following part. The final part then discusses the vulnerability of expanding Asian cities to climate change and urban heat island.

Today, approximately 35-40% of global energy is consumed in Asia, and this percentage is expected to rise further. Energy consumption has increased, particularly in the residential sector, in line with the rapid rise of the middle class. The majority of growing Asian cities are located in hot and humid climate regions, and as such there is an urgent need for designers to provide healthy and comfortable indoor environments that do not consume non-renewable energy or resources excessively. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in sustainable house design in the growing cities of Asia.

About the authors

Dr. Tetsu Kubota
Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan

Prof. Dr. Hom B. Rijal
Tokyo City University, Yokohama, Japan

Prof. Dr. Hiroto Takaguchi
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Table of contents (50 chapters)

Table of contents (50 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Kubota, Tetsu

  • Indonesia: Dutch Colonial Buildings

    Pages 13-23

    Wibowo, Arif Sarwo (et al.)

  • Malaysia: Malay House

    Pages 25-35

    Toe, Doris Hooi Chyee

  • Malaysia: Longhouse of Sarawak

    Pages 37-45

    Hata, Soichi (et al.)

  • India: Bio-climatism in Vernacular Architecture

    Pages 47-58

    Indraganti, Madhavi

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8465-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8464-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4159-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Houses and Living in the Hot-Humid Climates of Asia
Editors
  • Tetsu Kubota
  • Hom Bahadur Rijal
  • Hiroto Takaguchi
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8465-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8465-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8464-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4159-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 559
Number of Illustrations
146 b/w illustrations, 201 illustrations in colour
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