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#3 Bioclimatism, standardization and local reality: an impossible equation to solve?

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The bioclimatic approach is particularly suitable for construction in tropical or hot climates. With more than thirty years of experience, Alain Bornarel is a privileged witness of the evolution of this approach.


A look back at the technical, normative but also social issues with the one who remains convinced that natural resources are sufficient to ensure the comfort of buildings. What are the requirements for bioclimatism? First of all, we have to look at the base. There is no such thing as a hot climate, there are actually hot climates: dry tropical, humid tropical, equatorial, desert, etc. This list is not exhaustive and the design approaches are very different.


These depend on data on temperature, precipitation, atmospheric humidity, wind frequency and strength, and sun exposure.  Some (...)


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