A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, by Jiat-Hwee Chang

By Jiat-Hwee Chang

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 development 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 forms equivalent to army barracks, hospitals and housing. It additionally explores many of the methods those colonial wisdom and practices formed post-war techno medical learn and schooling in climatic layout and glossy tropical architecture.?

Drawing at the interdisciplinary scholarships on postcolonial reviews, technology reports, and environmental historical past, 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 mild new ancient fabrics via ambitious study and tracing the historical past of tropical structure past what's broadly thought of this day as its "founding second" within the mid-twentieth century, this significant and unique e-book revises our realizing of colonial outfitted surroundings. It additionally presents a brand new old framework that considerably bears upon modern issues with climatic layout and sustainable structure.

This ebook is a vital source for realizing tropical structure and its quite a few modern manifestations. Its in-depth dialogue and direction breaking insights might be precious to experts, teachers, scholars and practitioners.

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