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Project AURA: Sustainable Social Housing

  • Rafael HerreraEmail author
  • Paloma Pineda
  • Jorge Roa
  • Sebastián Cordero
  • Álvaro López-Escamilla
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Abstract

The Proyecto Aura starts with the aim of developing a research line focused on sustainable social housing . That research is developed within the School of Architecture of the Universidad de Sevilla, in general, and in the research group HUM-965_TRAnSHUMANCIAS in particular. The invitation received to participate in the competition of sustainable architecture “Solar Decathlon Latin America & Caribbean 2015” (Bonilla in Plataforma Arquitectura, 2015) becomes the perfect platform to materialize in a building, the work developed by the research team. In the proposal also participate researchers from other groups, both of the University of Seville and abroad. In this edition, the premises that traditionally were the fundamentals of this competition among Universities around the world, and that guided teams in search of an eco-efficient prototype, change. The new focus is the reflection on sustainability under well-defined boundary conditions and the location: the tropical climate environment and the problematic of social housing and urban growth in the city of Cali. In this paper, the strategy for the building characterization as well as the planning of the building process is described.

Keywords

Social housing Sustainable Eco-efficient Construction Solar decathlon 

References

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Herrera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paloma Pineda
    • 2
  • Jorge Roa
    • 1
  • Sebastián Cordero
    • 1
  • Álvaro López-Escamilla
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Building Construction, School of ArchitectureUniversidad de SevillaSevilleSpain
  2. 2.Department of Building Structures and Geotechnical Engineering, School of ArchitectureUniversidad de SevillaSevilleSpain

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