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The Passive Solar Andes Refuge

Nicolas del Rio

ISBN 10: 3659330469 / ISBN 13: 9783659330469
Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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Paperback. 84 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.Harsh winter conditions, isolation and the jagged landscape of Chilean mountains require a more fitting title for houses, namely refuges. The Andes, a continuous north-south mountain range, is an omnipresent boundary to various Chilean cities, but historically construction on the mountains themselves is limited, if any exists at all. If a sustainable design solution for the mountain climate can be found, it would provide an energy-efficient building possibility to alleviate the growing pressure of urban growth. This book analyses the process of designing such an energy efficient building. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783659330469

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Title: The Passive Solar Andes Refuge

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Harsh winter conditions, isolation and the jagged landscape of Chilean mountains require a more fitting title for houses, namely ?refuges?. The Andes, a continuous north-south mountain range, is an omnipresent boundary to various Chilean cities, but historically construction on the mountains themselves is limited, if any exists at all. If a sustainable design solution for the mountain climate can be found, it would provide an energy-efficient building possibility to alleviate the growing pressure of urban growth. This book analyses the process of designing such an energy efficient building.

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Nicolas del Rio MSc Arch (Santiago, 1975) was brought up in the Andes foothills where he developed an interest for mountain architecture. In his work and research has been investigating on the combination between mountain design and energy efficiency. At present he directs Nicolas del Rio Architects and lectures at University. www.nicolasdelrio.cl

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