Parti on Housing Design In Hot Dry Climate Zone
Hot and dry climate, as the name its self suggested that there are high temperature and less moisture, long summer and short winter, like climate in Las Vegas , the USA. And also there are maybe big difference on temperature during the day time and the night time, Figure out the local climate is important on site planning and housing design. The housing location should be along the South-North axis. More widows and doors, and high ceilings should be employed for well ventilation and air flowing. Thick walls should be used because it is better than thinner walls on absorbtion sun thermal energy and block sun radiation in the day time and releasing the energy during night .
From sustainability and environment point of view, as a housing designer, should choose as many as the local construction material as possible, and considering the local housing styles which created and lived by the local people under such climate for a long history during the design.