Reference : Architectural and Environmental Housing Typology Analysis in Huamachuco, Peru
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Architectural and Environmental Housing Typology Analysis in Huamachuco, Peru
Meliani, Houmam mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > Master spéc. gestion durable énerg.]
Teller, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
Attia, Shady mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference
La Roche, Pablo
Schiler, Marc
Los Angeles
Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference
Los Angeles
United States
[en] housing quality ; livability ; thermal comfort ; air quality ; climate ; adobe ; rammed earth
[en] This work focuses on the city of Huamachuco, a town 3200 meters above sea level in Northern Peru. The main aim of this study is to share and disseminate technological knowledge on architecture, building technology and lifestyle of Huamachuco inhabitants. The paper objective is to (1) highlight the concept of architectural quality in Huamachuco, (2) compare the living environment of existing traditional dwellings in comparison with newly constructed concrete dwellings, and to (3) identify the reasons for neglecting ecological construction technologies and materials in the new built environment. The research methodology went through different phases that range from qualitative data collection and quantitative measuring, to data analysis and findings reporting. Firstly, a typological study was conducted visiting 110 houses. The typological study enabled us to describe and understand the housing typologies and classify those under four major typologies according to their construction techniques: 1) adobe, 2) rammed earth, 3) concrete and 4) mixed technique. Secondly, detailed field studies were conducted for representative houses representing the four categories. Finally, 10 houses have been thoroughly audited for using measuring equipment to collect data related to temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide concentration, lighting intensity, and envelope thermography.
Sustainable Buildings Design Lab
Researchers ; Professionals

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