Cooling the High-Rises : Inspiration from the Tropics
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Glass facades are highly unsuitable for tropical climates as they significantly increase the internal cooling load.
How does the paradigm shift towards the ‘glassbox’ high rises in the tropics affect an occupant of such workspaces?
Increases noise infiltration
Results in distraction
Negatively impacts health and productivity
Site constrains in the high-density tropical cities are a challenge when designing passive cooling facades in tropical cities?
During which months does maintaining natural ventilation become a challenge in the tropics?
The primary reason for the wing wall system to be employed in the Menara UMNO building in Malaysia was
To Increase indoor air speed
To Improve aesthetics
To act as light well
Look at the following picture and identify the project
State Mortgage Bank Building
Menara UMNO building
By what percentage do the combined strategies of natural ventilation and the shading reduce the cooling load of Menara UMNO, building compared to a typically air-conditioned building in Malaysia?
A unique design element in the State Mortgage Bank Building designed by Geoffrey Bawa was
Pivoted window panes
Which are the two key strategies to provide thermal comfort hot and humid climates? (select 2)
Thermal mass walls
How much does the diurnal range fluctuating in the tropical belt?
20 – 30 C
1 – 3 C
8 - 10 C
18 – 21 C
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