The Building Site Professor Richard Luxenburg, AIA Department of Architecture and Interior Design Anne Arundel Community College
The Buildi n g Site Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado built by the Ancestral Puebloans (previously known as the Anasazi) in the late 12th and 13th centuries www.360parks.com/ancient_dwellings_virtual_tour.shtml
www.arkleg.state.ar.us/data/SustainDesignBuildingPractice/GreenBldgInit_files/frame.htm#slide0235.htm Site Analysis is the process of surveying or studying the existing environment and how it will influence the structure’s design and layout on the site.
Now you know why I asked you to purchase some basic colored markers and colored pencils for the Ach 111 class ! Site Analysis and Site Plans (rendered)
www.360parks.com/ancient_dwellings_virtual_tour.shtml www.360parks.com/ancient_dwellings_virtual_tour.shtml www.tetonscience.org/campus_buildings.shtml&h Building Section
The Angle of the Sun varies during the seasons, this is due to the tilting of the earth’s axis as it rotates around the sun. Actually, the earth is closer to the sun in winter but the northern hemisphere is tilting away from the sun.
Therefore…. one could assume that a design that works well for a flat plot of land may not do as well for a sloped topography and visa versa. http://www.cce.ufl.edu/current/green_building/passive.html
The light shelf is an extremely useful tool. This mechanism, a horizontal surface at or above eye level, serves to reflect light falling above the vision window up onto the ceiling and therefore deeper into the room. At the same time, it reduces illumination immediately adjacent to the window, where illumination levels are typically too great to work comfortably. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.afcee.brooks.af.mil/ldg/s01LandscapeDesign/graphics