The ambition of this dossier is to gather a series of testimonies that illustrate, in all their dimensions, the challenges related to construction in a hot climate. Since the concept of "hot climate" does not appear in the typologies traditionally used by climatologists, it is necessary, as a preamble, to present the reasons that motivated the choice of such a geographical perimeter.
Hot climates: what are we talking about? The hot climate zone considered in this dossier corresponds more or less to the regions of the world whose climate is, within the meaning of Köppen's classification, either equatorial, monsoon, savannah, desert, hot or semi-arid hot. This choice of perimeter is primarily due to the fact that hot regions concentrate a large part of the world's population: the inter-tropical (...)