Reference : An investigation on climate responsive design strategies of vernacular housing in Vietnam
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An investigation on climate responsive design strategies of vernacular housing in Vietnam
Nguyen, Anh Tuan mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > > Form. doct. art bâtir & urba.]
Tran, Quoc Bao [ > > ]
Tran, Duc Quang [ > > ]
Reiter, Sigrid mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
Building & Environment
Pergamon Press - An Imprint of Elsevier Science
Yes (verified by ORBi)
United Kingdom
[en] Vernacular housing ; Solar shading ; Thermal simulation ; Climatic design strategies ; CFD
[en] Energy conservation issues and environmental problems in recent years have increased interest in
traditional architecture which is well known for its energy saving designs. This paper thoroughly
investigates vernacular housing designs and evaluates on the aspect of building physics. A new research methodology which is adapted to the natural and social context of Vietnam was proposed and applied. The process was carried out step by step, including: climate zoning, systematic analysis, in-situ survey and building simulations. The results of this study indicate that vernacular housing in Vietnam is creatively adapted to the local natural conditions and uses various climate responsive strategies. Through this study, the most frequently used strategies and their effectiveness were derived. The authors also found that under extreme weather conditions, traditional designs might not be sufficient to maintain indoor thermal comfort.
LEMA : Local Environment Management and Analysis ; Lepur : Centre de Recherche en Sciences de la Ville, du Territoire et du Milieu rural
Ministry of Education and Trainning of Vietnam ; Wallonne Bruxelles International
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students

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