No. 28, Spring/Summer 1989
Emily E. Whitehead
Susan C. Fansler
Richard G. Brittain
Susan C. Fansler
Warren R. Hampton
Richard Brooks Jeffery
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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.