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dc.contributor.authorGamage, Wajishani
dc.contributor.authorLau, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorQin, Hao
dc.contributor.authorGou, Zhonghua
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-03T03:18:53Z
dc.date.available2017-11-03T03:18:53Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0003-8628
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00038628.2017.1383230
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/351273
dc.description.abstractIn Southeast Asia with tropical climates, Chinese Shophouse (CSH) as a type of vernacular architecture is usually equipped with small intermediate air-well type courtyards, also known as ‘Tianjin’, to moderate the indoor thermal environment. This paper investigates the effectiveness of air-well type courtyards as passive design strategies on moderating indoor thermal environments in two CSHs located in Malacca, Malaysia. The study used a field survey and a CFD simulation. Statistical analyses of indoor air temperature and heat index (HI) measured at different locations of the CSHs show that intermediate spaces next to the air-wells had significantly lower air temperature and HI. Cross ventilation through the openings on the walls and air-wells resulted in a significantly lower normalized mean age of air and higher air velocity. The air-well is a suitable passive design strategy to reduce overheating during daytime and to increase cooling of building structure during night-time. The air-well courtyards should be arranged in alignment with the prevailing wind to maximize the cross ventilation and passive cooling.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom493
dc.relation.ispartofpageto506
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalArchitectural Science Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume60
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchitectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchitecture
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilding
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDesign Practice and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120104
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1203
dc.titleEffectiveness of air-well type courtyards on moderating thermal environments in tropical Chinese Shophouse
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Architectural Science Review on 25 Oct 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00038628.2017.1383230
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gro.griffith.authorGou, Zhonghua


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