• Gustavo Cantuaria


Due to the fast deterioration of quality of life especially in the big urban centres all over the world, man is turning to nature in a desperate quest to learn and have once more what was given to us but taken for granted. The exaggerated use of natural resources and energy is a major concern. To create comfortable indoor and outdoor living environments, or to reduce cooling loads, solar control is the most basic construction method of building in the low latitudes. It is the purpose of this work to provide valuable information on the amelioration of outdoor microclimates to achieve thermally comfortable living spaces, relying on the simbiotic interaction of the built environment with its natural surroundings. 


Sustainable building Bioclimatic architecture Africa Globalization Urban challenges Cultural identity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustavo Cantuaria
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  1. 1.Stricto Sensu Post-Graduate Program in ArchitectureUniversity Center of Brasilia – UniCEUBBrasiliaBrazil

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