The paper presents an alternative – somewhat unorthodox – way of teaching the fundamentals of building physics, by combining computer simulation tools with archaeological and vernacular prototypes. The results show the advantages of such a combination, including a higher flexibility demonstrated by the students in investigating possible passive strategies. It also provides the possibility of raising awareness of the building and energy problems of Less Developed Countries (LDCs) where building prototypes and construction technologies have not changed drastically in the recent past.
|Title of host publication||The 18th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture |
|Subtitle of host publication||Florianópolis, Brazil, 7-9 November 2001 |
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2001|
|Name||Proc. 18th PLEA Int. Conf. Florianopolis, Brazil, 7-9 November|
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