Four Steel Walls:

Bioclimatic design

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This research project looked at the application of light steel frame

technology to bioclimatic housing design. The increasingly global

application of construction systems creates challenges and

requires the systems to be flexible. Four house types and four

climatic zones were used to test the construction system by

creating very different house designs. Areas of innovation were

identified for the construction technology, leading to

recommended adaptations of the system to create the flexibility

required.

Temperate zone: Terraced housing

Hot humid zone: Apartment block

Hot dry zone: Condominium housing

Cool zone: Single family house