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#4 Building bioclimatic in tropical climate and Reunion Island

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Building bioclimatic infrastructures in Reunion Island and, more generally, in the DROMs and COMs (formerly DOM-TOM) requires a certain perseverance. Between standards and regulations that are often inadequate, Antoine Perrau gives us an overview of the situation, while highlighting the solutions that work. Interview.

 

Historically speaking, bioclimatism was born in the first half of the 20th century and really began to develop following the oil shocks of the 1970s in the United States. It is inspired by the design of vernacular buildings, as well as the search for comfort using local climate and resources. In short, it is a matter of designing in harmony with the climate: that is, knowing how to protect from the climate (hot, cold, wind, rain, etc.), but also how to benefit from it...

 

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