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Building 101: Glossary of Tropical Architecture

Get familiar with terms related to tropical homes

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What's evaporative cooling? How about cross ventilation? If you're building a tropical home anytime soon, then it's best that you familiarize yourself with the terms below.

During the construction process, take note of this tip from Architect Liza Crespo -- “A lot of these passive cooling techniques are dependent on sun exposure. The architect has to know where the afternoon sun is – that’s the hottest – and put windows or thicken up walls on that part of the house or insulate it. Also, know and understand the wind flow patterns, because that varies from location to location. Understand the topography. It really is site- specific, so understanding the site is the first step in greening a home before you get started.”

Home photos by Ocs Alvarez / ACME Visual Productions and At Maculangan.

Read the original article in the March 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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