Excess house with tropical style. Busy to build a house with a variety of styles from luxury to minimalist, you should not forget the tropical house design concept. In addition to adjusting to the tropical climate, this design house is believed to have many benefits for the owner.
Like what the ins and outs of the tropical house? Architect explains Ren Katili tropical house is a house that has the ability to adapt well to the tropical climate conditions. The concept is simple, the house must be able to respond to the five elements of a tropical climate that reduces solar radiation, preventing the high temperature of the house, to prevent high humidity in the house, protect it from high rainfall, and is able to circulate air from outside to inside and vice versa.
If the fifth element was the priority, then the form of home design will follow that concept. For example, how to avoid the rain which is likely to come into the house, giving the canopy at the front openings in windows and doors, or how to avoid the occurrence of humidity in the home is by placing a wet area right on the east and west.
“In principle, this house is home environmentally friendly because it uses all sorts of advantages and disadvantages,” said the owner of Studio Architects tropics.
Let’s talk advantages tropical house, Ren called the house is very minimal use of electricity because of air conditioning ventilation and natural lighting to the maximum on day and night. As a result the condition of the house does not need a lot of use of lights. Certainly, the house is also healthy for the occupants.
“Rainwater that falls to the page can be absorbed into the soil so as to reduce flooding,” he said.
Problem assumption tropical house material-material must be derived from nature, Ren rate is not always everything from nature. Besides increasingly difficult to obtain, even if there is a source of natural material is far from the location of the house that will be built. Because of the natural materials can be replaced with fabricated material in the market. Only, to consider the materials that were able to accommodate the interests of the basic concepts of tropical.
“For example, the roof of which is able to reflect heat rather than absorb heat, roof and walls are resistant to rain,” said Ren.
Ren said the tropical house should have a spacious terrace. Core functionality is quite wide at this house in the rear section and describing the benefits as a transition area. The area could be a cool place before the hot air into the house. The lobby is also to dispel the width of the incoming sunlight so that the room temperature is lower.
Then to make it effective, Ren suggested to homeowners in order to know where the house will be built. It is necessary to know the orientation of the building, is facing east, west, south, and north. Because they relate to the orientation of the window area to be created so that natural light can be optimized.
“By knowing the location of the house against the direction of the wind, we know the wind direction that crosses the building. Thus, where the flow of the air vents in buildings more precise effective,” he said.
Regarding the window area depends on the function of the room and how spacious the room. For window in the kitchen will be different extent by the window in the bathroom. But the principles that should be known is that every room should have a minimum of windows on two sides of the wall that serves as a conduit into and out, the air flow properly.
Problem building area, ideally 50% to 50% for buildings and open areas. About the use of land provided by presenting the plants, Ren reminded that the most important is the attention to the nature of the plant should support the concept of tropical concept. For example, the location of the plant on the west side to block the sunlight falling on the west side in the afternoon and evening.
This method also allows the walls of the building remained cool so the impact on the space in it remained cold. Alternatively, you can use the tree flared at the top in order to function overarching buildings to reduce heat.
But if possible avoid artificial ponds. The reason, an artificial pond will increase the humidity around the house. Without an own moisture alone could reach 90%. If the firm build an artificial pond, should be placed in areas that are shaded so that the sun does not directly fall and bounce into the building.