I live in Indonesia, which is very VERY high in temperature in the past years (what's with the excruciating 42oC?).
The fact that sunset glare sucks big time - also the painful excessive heat gain - concludes the basic rule of a tropical building:
"DO NOT BUILD ANYTHING FACING WEST"
So when you get a site that faces west, put on your thinking cap and be creative.
...like my studio classmate!
This happened in our 2nd semester in studio class:
Lecturer: How are you doing?
Student A: I'm a bit confused, Miss.
Lecturer: What's the problem?
Student A: My site's facing west.
Lecturer: Think of an activity that requires you to face west.
Student A: ............scripture pilgrimage?
|For those who still hasn't got it, go read the legendary "Journey to the West".|