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Predesign Planning Part IX: Site and Climate

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One of a series of ten mini-monographs about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture, this mini-monograph shows how to use the value-seeking and information-gathering methods described in the previous monographs to conduct a comprehensive analysis of site and climate for a project. It discusses site and climate considerations and techniques and tools used in site and climate analysis. It includes case studies of two projects in very different site and climate situations to demonstrate how these two considerations and the values associated with them impact architectural design. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge and skills in site and climate analysis and how to incorporate them into a predesign plan. Each mini-monograph of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course.

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