Bioclimatic Design

1220 words 5 pages
BIOCLIMATIC ARCHITECTURE. NATURE, CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
Introduction.

Architecture’s great commitment is to find the correct relation between safety and comfort, the latter being the correct relation between temperature, humidity, lighting and ventilation.The very definition of the bioclimatic experience excludes the possibility of any kind of universal model.The bioclimatic concept is, above all, a commitment between climate, place, culture, local traditional materials and the architectonic programme itself. The synthesis of this is an always individualised ‘inhabitable wrapping’.Nature provides us with climatic conditions (variation in air temperature, incident solar radiation, wind systems, air direction, speed and humidity), which
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Old lifestyles were recovered and adapted to current needs with only a minimum number of improvements.The hut conserves all the traditional environmental characteristics for the summer, the only improvement being made to its behaviour in winter to improve heat retention. To this end a traditional Andalusian wall was used with a double skin and a whitewashed sack based interior.Good carpentry and a thatched reed roof on wood planking were the most significant improvements.The general ventilation is regulated by means of a practicable opening in the planking near the ridge of the roof. The kitchen is ventilated in the same way. |

Architecture and technology.

In adverse climates it is difficult to fully satisfy what modern society demands as a minimum level of comfort solely with architectonic devices.Some good allies to obtain the optimum level desired are alternative sources of energy, although they should be clearly differentiated from the bioclimatic concept.The following project, an ENVIROMENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE situated in a village on the Castillian plain combines both systems. A mini solar photovoltaic central is integrated into a totally boiclimatic building, not only to cover its needs but also to

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