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Seaside Building Design: Principles and Practice

Buildings in Maritime Zones

  • Ali Sayigh


  • Presents actual design projects that have been implemented at various seaside locations

  • Covers all aspects of seaside building, design, climate, materials, and sustainability

  • Discusses passive modes for heating or cooling in a maritime climate


Part of the Innovative Renewable Energy book series (INREE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ali Sayigh
    Pages 1-4
  3. Nazar Sayigh
    Pages 5-25
  4. Khaled A. Al-Sallal, Amira R. AbouElhamd
    Pages 27-41
  5. Manuel Correia Guedes, Bruno Marques, Gustavo Cantuária
    Pages 113-148
  6. Luca Finocchiaro
    Pages 149-162
  7. Judit Lopez-Besora, Helena Coch Roura
    Pages 195-215
  8. Marco Sala, Antonella Trombadore
    Pages 217-229
  9. Ali Sayigh
    Pages 231-231
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 233-242

About this book


This one of a kind reference gathers numerous new studies examining the design of buildings in seaside locations. Chapters discuss design for various locations and seaside climates and include information regarding climate, materials, concepts of cooling and heating, vegetation and micro-climate, and weather conditions and sustainability. This book provides architects, engineers, builders, and students with design examples and applications that will enable them to design and build comfortable, cost-effective and sustainable buildings in maritime zones.


Climate adaptive design Smart Islands Smart Design Thermal Comfort Maritime Climates Green Infrastructure Green Architecture Zero Energy Houses Eco-tourism Sustainable Architecture

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Sayigh
    • 1
  1. 1.World Renewable Energy Congress and NetworkBrightonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Dr. Ali Sayigh - UK Citizen, Graduated from London University, & Imperial College, BSC.AWP, DIC, PhD, in 1966. He is Fellow of the Institute of Energy, and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Chartered Engineer, Chairman of Iraq Energy Institute. Chairman of Med Green Forum.

Prof Sayigh taught in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Reading University and University of Hertfordshire From 1966 – 2004. He was Head of Energy Department at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and Expert in renewable energy at AOPEC, Kuwait from 1981-1985.

He started working in solar energy in September 1969. In 1972, he established “The Journal of Engineering Sciences” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and in 1984 he established International Journal for Solar and Wind Technology, as an Editor-in-Chief. This has changed its name in1990 to Journal of Renewable Energy. He was the editor-in-chief from 1990 until 2014. He is editor of several International journal published i

n Morocco, Iran, Bangladesh, Nigeria and India. He established WREN and the World Renewable Energy Congress in 1990. Member of various societies related to climate change and renewable energy.

He was consultants to many national and international organizations, among them, the British Council, ISESCO, UNESCO, UNDP, ESCWA, & UNIDO. He ran conferences in 51 different countries, published more than 600 papers and associated in 60 books. He supervised more than 80 M.Sc. and 35 Ph.D. students. He is editor-in-chief of famous Renewable Energy Magazine, RE and the year, since 2000.      

He is the Editor-in-chief of Comprehensive Renewable Energy coordinating 154 top scientists, Engineers and researchers’ contribution in eight volumes published in 2012 by Elsevier which won 2013 PROSE award in USA. He is the founder of Med Green Forum and in 2016 he set up peer review international open access journal called “Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability” which is published in English on line by EDP publisher in Paris. He was one of the organizers of UN World Energy Forum in Dubai in charge of Renewable Energy section in 2012. He Run Symposium in Trieste Centre for theoretical Physics from 1977-1999 including UNESCO Forum in Energy in 1997. He is Chairman of Iraq Energy Institute since 2010

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Seaside Building Design: Principles and Practice
  • Book Subtitle Buildings in Maritime Zones
  • Editors Ali Sayigh
  • Series Title Innovative Renewable Energy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Innovative Renewable Energy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67948-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88517-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67949-5
  • Series ISSN 2522-8927
  • Series E-ISSN 2522-8935
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 242
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 175 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sustainable Architecture/Green Buildings
    Renewable and Green Energy
    Building Physics, HVAC
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