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ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC SCIENTIFIC - EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL-METHODICAL ASPECTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION AND DESIGNING WITH THE USAGE OF VIDEO AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES


Article THE EFFECT OF STREET ORIENTATION AND SURROUNDING BUILDING HEIGHTS ON SOLAR ACCESSIBILITY IN WINTER SEASON IN AMMAN, JORDAN
Authors Wael Al-Azhari, Myrna Haddadin, Rund Hiyasat, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Abstract Solar access in public space, including streets, is an essential aspect that affects human comfort. However, it is affected by the street orientation and the surrounding building heights. In this research, the objective is to examine quantitatively the effect of the orientation of a street and the surrounding buildings heights to allow maximum solar accessibility in Amman, Jordan.

The results of this research provide precise calculations of the exact buildings heights needed for a certain street orientation that benefits both outdoor and indoor solar conditions; providing maximum solar access to the residential buildings façades in winter season. It does so by analyzing the influence of different urban and architectural parameters: street orientation, surrounding buildings heights, and solar envelope. Hence, guidelines will be provided for the Municipality of Amman that aims towards optimizing solar accessibility in residential streets of Dahiat Al Rasheed area in Amman, Jordan.
Keywords: Solar access, urban canyon, street orientation, building heights, residential area
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