A hypothetical ‘shadow umbrella' for thermal comfort enhancement in the equatorial urban outdoors

Rohinton Emmanuel*

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Abstract

This paper develops a hypothetical urban mass model for thermal comfort in the equatorial tropical outdoors, in response to the needfor high density living in the tropics and the increasing problem of urban heat-island. The shadow mask (“shadow umbrella”) that can shade a greater portion of urban outdoors by its very configuration is created by a CAD software (MicroStation) and made more attuned to tropical living by the use of vegetation. The use of water in climate amelioration is also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-184
Number of pages12
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Climale control
  • Computer tided deign
  • Tropiol building
  • Urban deiign in he tropici

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture

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