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GR13_HW02         
  • Lorenzo De Donatis,
  • Simone Stucchi,
  • genny.santoianni
Lorenzo De Donatis
Building Energy Modeling and Envelope Design
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Simone Stucchi
Building Energy Modeling and Envelope Design
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genny.santoianni
Building Energy Modeling and Envelope Design
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Abstract

Since ancient times, architecture has always been the main mean for men to survive and adapt their life to different environmental conditions and different places all around the world. Architecture, in fact, is described as the process of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures. 
Obviously the climatic differences of different parts of the world brought to very different buildings in terms of shapes and materials, that are used in several combinations with the aim of reaching comfort conditions for human beings. This way in which architectural types of a specific place reflect local traditions is described by the term 'Vernacular architecture' that, as we will see later on during the paper, is a way in which native people tried during centuries to achieve local needs by the use of local resources.
During this paper we will start analyzing the climate of our locations (Semipalatinsk and Colombo) and some examples of their Vernacular architecture; then, we will see some modern design strategies that can be applied in those situations and finally some examples of Climate Responsive Architecture spread around the world.