Fog collection and sustainable architecture in atacama coast
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Fog Collection and Sustainable Architecture in Atacama Coast Dr. Cristian Suau Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture, [email protected] Abstract It seems imperative to integrate renewable energy and climatic design in zero-carbon buildings in arid lands by employing natural and social science-based innovation applied in natural or built environs. The aim of this initial study is twofold: On one hand, to establish general climatic design codes for potential fog collection in different scales and, on another hand, augment rate and yield of fog collection used for drinking and irrigation in natural and urban areas. The purpose is to integrate zero-carbon design in sustainable landscape and architecture and thus envision potential inhabitation through autonomous space-frame configurations along the coast of Tarapacá Region in Chile. In a sequential way, this study distinguishes three scales of interventions: territorial, local and domestic. This research integrates climatic, s...