PASSIVE STRATEGIES SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE
Study of passive design strategies for a single family house in Barcelona
GREENHOUSE vs PERGOLA
The Client wanted to install a greenhouse on the front side of his house. In this climate the most suitable passive strategy is to benefit from the Natural Ventilation, while screening the direct solar radiation and a good level of thermal inertia.
The Greenhouse is usually a building in which plants are grown. It is often used in architecture to benefit from the solar gains and reduce the heating consumption. The project highlighted the fact that in a mild-warm climate the greenhouse is probably not the correct solution to optimize the inside comfort if not combined with other passive strategies like thermal inertia and natural ventilation