Building Design in The Tropics

Site specific/ individual Building Design is very important in Tropical regions. The Climate is hot and humid and the occupants of the structure need to be comfortable. The use of materials orientation and design layout are crucial elements which when combined effectively produce a building of real value. Darwin is located in the Tropical regions of Northern Australia. There are two distinct seasons; the wet season and the dry season. At Viking West Building Design and Drafting we pride ourselves on our ability to produce a building which looks amazing and is well suited to the climate it inhabits.
When a building is properly designed for the tropics it provides a cool and welcoming escape from the hot and often high humidity natural environment. It is extremely important that a building is designed for air flow, cross ventilation and shading with the orientation of the building and resultant room type locations playing a key role.
We welcome the opportunity to be of assistance with any projects. (Email: jesper [at] vikingwest [dot] com [dot] au)