Arid Lands Newsletter

Spring/Summer 1989, Issue No. 28

ISSN: 1092-5481

Doorways, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Desert Architecture

Arid Lands Newsletter
No. 28, Spring/Summer 1989
Desert Architecture

Emily E. Whitehead
Joe Gelt
Susan C. Fansler
Glenn Allison
Richard G. Brittain
Susan C. Fansler
Warren R. Hampton
Richard Brooks Jeffery
Peggy Lockard
Paul Mirocha
Terrence Moore
Corky Poster

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Heather Severson

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Editor's Note

Critical Regionalism from a Desert Dweller's Perspective
by Fred S. Matter

Synthesizing the physical and cultural charactenstics of a region with appropriate current technology is the basis of a "critical regionalist" approach to architecture.

Three Architects' Approach to the Arizona Desert
by Robert Hershberger

The American southwestern desert calls for a unique architectural response.

Architecture, Modernity, and Preservation: The Tower House of Sana'a, Yemen
by Richard Brooks Jeffery

In a country where land is scarce, verticality provides an efficient means of accommodating the settlement of people.

The Courtyard House
by Corky Poster

Perfectly suited to desert living, the courtyard house allows the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Characteristic Urban Features of the M'zab Valley Communities of Algeria
by Khalifa A. Solieman and Kenneth N. Clark

The planning and architecture of the Ibadis of the M'zab Valley demonstrate a unique response to sociocultural values, topography, and climate.

Toward A Responsive Tohono O'Odham Dwelling
by Richard G. Brittain and Matts A. Myhrman

Sensitivity to a culture's traditional building preferences is exemplified in the architecture of the Baboquivari office complex in Sells, Arizona.

Daylighting Strategies: Skylighting in Hot Dry Climates
by Warren R. Hampton

Lighting in hot dry climates requires an integrated design approach toward energy efficiency and illumination of the interior.

Desert House: Water and Energy Conservation in the Sonoran Desert
by Richard G. Brittain and Martin M. Karpiscak

A model of water conservation and energy efficiency, Desert House will demonstrate that conservation can occur without major expense or change in lifestyle.

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