Indoor Thermal Assessment of Medium-Cost House in Arid Climate

Authors

  • Abdulbasit Almhafdy Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning, Qassim University, Qassim, 52571, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3076

Keywords:

Indoor house, Arid climate, Air temperature, spatial design

Abstract

An environmental responsive design of building internal spaces is an important criterion and should be taken into account in the pre-design stage of the residential buildings. This study aims to analyze the existing spatial spaces of a residential building in terms of thermal performance in a hot arid climate area. Temperature data loggers were utilized in the duplex house. Results indicate that wall exposure, window size, floor level and orientation are the key to design a friendly environment of internal spaces. The neighbourhood fabric has an important role in terms of shadows and time of direct exposure to radiation.

Keywords: Indoor house, Arid climate, Air temperature, spatial design

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3076

Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Almhafdy, A. (2021). Indoor Thermal Assessment of Medium-Cost House in Arid Climate. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(18), 263-270. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3076