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PLANNING OF BUILDINGS

14.1 INTRODUCTION

One of the primary needs of human beings is shelter (i.e., to live in a comfortable place called house). A building constructed using natural or man-made material forms the house. There are different national level organizations which deal with housing.

Apart from just living, buildings are needed for different purposes. Accordingly the components are different. For a residential building, there are a set of components that are to be judiciously positioned to attain the maximum benefit.

Of these things, orientation of a building also plays a major role as every building is exposed to natural elements such as wind, sun, rain, etc. Hence, depending on the geographical location, the buildings have to be ...

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