What is bioclimatic architecture?

What is bioclimatic architecture?

Before developing technologies and materials, people used the resources offered by nature to protect themselves from cold and heat. Trees, mountains, rivers, winds and sunshine, to mention a few, were the elements that determined the air conditioning of their homes. Many forgot this knowledge when technology began to offer solutions, which can be very practical, but usually use many resources and/or pollute the environment.

Bioclimatic architecture rescues some of our ancestors’ knowledge by considering the environment conditions to design buildings that offer thermal comfort while taking advantage of natural resources. To achieve its objectives, bioclimatic architecture (arquitectura bioclimatica in Spanish) coordinates the design of the building, construction details, architectural spaces and exterior elements, applying a series of techniques and handling certain factors.