Earth-Sheltered House: A Case Study of Dobraca Village House near Kragujevac, Serbia

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Earth-Sheltered-House%3A-A-Case-Study-of-Dobraca-near-Milanovi%C4%87-Foli%C4%87/29749a2234b96a35e1e9162da825e837464c644d

The article by Nenad B. Miloradovic from REHVA Journal 05/2016 is in the bibliography in this paper.

Corpus ID: 153316455

·  A. MilanovićNadja Kurtović FolićR. Folić

·  Published 2018

·  Economics

·  Sustainability

This paper presents the case study of the authors’ design of the earth-sheltered house in Village Dobraca near Kragujevac, Serbia, in the context of development and some thermal properties of the underground housing. The historical insight, in brief, provides a better understanding of the reasons for their modern use as energy efficient and sustainable structures. It shows that underground houses even today are more thermally efficient than above ground houses since, besides earth, there is no need for new additional thermal layers. The article also includes a review of the representative physical forms of the underground housing through different periods, with the result of measurement of their main properties. The study of the underground housing structures provides an insight of the relation between the location and typology of underground homes in a contest of climate zones. These structures have an almost constant temperature, which provides the primary “comfort” condition in which the man is determined to live in. The results on property-based monitoring data showed that the earth-sheltered house could provide the thermal comfort that is close to the ideal human needs temperature. Today, the new materials and especially the solar, geothermal, and wind accessories, enables the maximum sustainability of these specific building structures and provides them with an even better energy efficiency.

INTERVIEW WITH MR. VLADIMIR LOVRIĆ, AN ARCHITECT

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

Another mention of importance of architecture at Lepenski Vir for Sustainable development in Serbian

Botanic garden, Belgrade, Serbia, 11th Dec 2019.

ODRŽIVA ARHITEKTURA – INTERVJU ARHITEKTA VLADIMIR LOVRIĆ – YouTube