Building structures around the world.

The Ball State School of Architecture has come together to take great expeditions to explore and discover extreme weather and the structures that can withstand it.

Define Extreme

Building structures to withstand weather

Extreme weather includes unexpectable, unusual, unpredictable severe or unseasonal weather; weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past. Often, extreme events are based on a location's recorded weather history and defined as lying in the most unusual ten percent.

Heat waves are periods of abnormally high temperatures and heat index. Definitions of a heatwave vary because of the variation of temperatures in different geographic locations. Excessive heat is often accompanied by high levels of humidity, but can also be dry.

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Planning for Comfort in Hot Dry Climatic Regions II

23 February 2018

Comfort Ventilation Provides a direct physiological cooling effect Even when outside air is hotter than indoors, it can feel cooler because of higher air velocity   Convective Cooling Cools the structural mass of the building by ventilation at night “During the day, the building must be closed, eliminating ventilation possibilities.” Can be achieved only if […]

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