By Jiat-Hwee Chang

ISBN-10: 0415840775

ISBN-13: 9780415840774

ISBN-10: 0415840783

ISBN-13: 9780415840781

A family tree of Tropical Architecture strains the origins of tropical structure to 19th century British colonial architectural wisdom and practices. It uncovers how systematic wisdom and practices on construction and?environmental applied sciences within the tropics have been associated with army applied sciences, scientific theories and sanitary practices, and have been manifested in colonial construction kinds corresponding to army barracks, hospitals and housing. It additionally explores a few of the methods those colonial wisdom and practices formed post-war techno medical learn and schooling in climatic layout and sleek tropical architecture.?

Drawing at the interdisciplinary scholarships on postcolonial stories, technology stories, and environmental heritage, Jiat-Hwee Chang argues that tropical structure was once inextricably entangled with the socio-cultural buildings of tropical nature, and the politics of colonial governance and postcolonial improvement within the British colonial and post-colonial networks.

By bringing to gentle new historic fabrics via bold learn and tracing the heritage of tropical structure past what's commonly thought of this present day as its "founding second" within the mid-twentieth century, this crucial and unique ebook revises our figuring out of colonial equipped setting. It additionally offers a brand new old framework that considerably bears upon modern issues with climatic layout and sustainable structure.

This booklet is a vital source for realizing tropical structure and its a variety of modern manifestations. Its in-depth dialogue and course breaking insights might be important to experts, lecturers, scholars and practitioners.

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