By Wah Sang Wong
This e-book examines intimately the exterior partitions of constructions in Hong Kong. it truly is equipped into components. the 1st a part of the e-book offers readers with different factors similar to know-how and sustainability that impact the layout of exterior partitions. The twenty case experiences within the moment half illustrate a number exterior wall designs in present developments that take account of either environmental and aesthetic issues.
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Thus, the buildings are planned with the short sides facing east and west. Machinery rooms are placed on positions with strong sun. This reflects the planning for environmental control. The roof is an area with much solar exposure. In this project, landscape planting, water features and covered walkways are placed on the rooftop forming usable amenities as well as an insulating layer. To limit the effect of the absorbed solar heat on the interior, deep recessed facades and sunshading fins are techniques used in the elevations' window design.
Metallic glazed tiles reflect excessive heat. HONG KONG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (TSING YI) Architectural Firm: P & T Architects & Engineers Ltd. GENERAL ENCLOSURE This case study presents another project that exploits environmental techniques to construct an energy efficient building. Site planning and massing are the initial steps to consider for saving energy. Thus, the buildings are planned with the short sides facing east and west. Machinery rooms are placed on positions with strong sun. This reflects the planning for environmental control.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. S. ' i '- ^r A i r *r 'r ^ ~- , - \ %^ , . , , , . 6 Elevation — fibre glass cladding and mineral coating are specified for the roof, timber panels for the walls. 1 Model study for the building form and enclosure. 7 Sections showing deep overhangs for sunshading. S.