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.

FUTURE ARCHITECTURE PLATFORM

NEOLEPENISM AS AN IDEA AT OPEN CALL WAS SUBMITED

LANDSCAPE OF CARE

The selection for the presentations of the “architecture of the future” on the Future Architecture platform is underway. I applied for this competition with my idea of ​​a type of house that represents a new green technology with roots in prehistory (so-called neolepenism). Applications have been sent from all over the world and 25 ideas will be selected to be presented, including one by the audience. You can vote on the link bellow, if you like this idea, by clicking the “I like it” button at the end of page. The post can be shared on some social networks, and below the voting button there is a link where you can see other submitted ideas, for those who are interested. Voting lasts until noon UTC on January 14th.

https://futurearchitectureplatform.org/projects/9c696116-a74d-4027-b95a-e99a9c67c685/

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

The Neolepenism house as the New Green Technology at architectural exibition

LEARNING ARCHITECTURE

8th International Exhibition
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology
Belgrade, Serbia
2-12 December 2020

Visit the Exhibition at the Gallery of Science and Technology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Djure Jakšića 2, Belgrade, Serbia.

Gallery opening hours are 11 am – 6 pm on working days, 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday, closed on Sunday.

Online Exhibition with E-Posters is available for browsing during the duration of the Exhibition.

Link for Online Exhibition: http://www.strand.rs/exhibition-posters-2020/

Author Nenad B. Miloradović is exhibit the poster and the model of the Neolepenism house in the Gallery. Welcome!

NEOLEPENISM – THE NEW THERMAL COMFORT CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES

By Nenad B. Miloradović in REHVA Journal Vol. 57, 04/2020

This paper was published 31.08.2020. in REHVA Journal. REHVA is a HVAC association that develops and promotes energy efficient, safe and healthy technology for mechanical services of building. REHVA is the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations, representing a network of more than 100.000 engineers from over 25 countries. Since 1963, the association is dedicated to the improvement of health, comfort and energy efficiency in all buildings and communities by facilitating knowledge exchange, supporting the development of related EU policies, and their national level implementation. 

ABSTRACT
Space design can be one of the strategies for designing low-energy and passive houses and buildings. Neolepenism is a new, internationally copyrighted type of energy efficient architecture with roots in the prehistoric culture of Lepenski Vir (Serbia). The author has previously presented the model of a small family house of neolepenism with a flat roof at 50th Congress and Exhibition of KGH in Belgrade in 2019 and wrote about the energy efficiency of the prehistoric architecture of Lepenski Vir, whose positive experiences he improved and optimized. This new industrial design could significantly contribute to the reduction of heat losses (in winter) or gains (during the summer season), reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving building materials and thermal insulation, primarily by its compact shape, and to a lesser extent by utilization favorable orientation, by digging in earth, application of green roofs and aerodynamic shape. In this way, neolepenism could have a positive impact on global warming and climate change as a passive means of protection.

FULL TEXT

https://www.rehva.eu/rehva-journal/chapter/neolepenism-the-new-thermal-comfort-construction-facilities

Neolepenism house in the Museum Lepenski Vir, short video

The author of Neolepenism house visited the Museum Lepenski Vir on the Friday, 28th of August 2020. Here is a short presentation of the model of Neolepenism house at the archeological site, which was the model for this new energy efficient architecture. Neolepenism house architecture can respond to challenges of Climate changes and Global warming.

Short video – vblog

Djerdap on UNESCO Geoparks List

Lepenski Vir with his Natural Environment is included as a part of Djerdap Gorge and National Park in UNESCO Global Geoparks List from 10th July 2020.

UNESCO Global Geoparks

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/earth-sciences/unesco-global-geoparks/

Online event to welcome the 2020 New UNESCO Global Geoparks !

https://en.unesco.org/news/geopark-2020

Ancient history encyclopedia

Nenad Miloradovic has entered in the online Ancient history encyclopedia which was rewarded by EU in 2016. His paper from REHVA Journal “Lepenski Vir – the prehistoric energy efficient architecture” is in bibliography and some terms are quoted in the article about Lepenski Vir by Andela Sormaz. This post was published on 5. May 2020.

The Museum Lepenski Vir
The museum Lepenski Vir – the prehistoric architecture from about 8,000 years ago

http://www.ancient.eu/Lepenski_Vir

FULL ARTICLE IN REHVA JOURNAL

www.rehva.eu/fileadmin/REHVA_Journal/REHVA_Journal_2016/RJ_issue_5/p.54/54-59_RJ1605_WEB.pdf

Neolepenism as mathematical architecture

Neolepenism is a distinctly mathematical architecture. It is based on adaptation of the building to the natural environment, which involves fitting into the geographical, climatic and plant environment and taking into account the impact of solar radiation. This kind of architecture, though new, has deep roots – a practice that was implemented over a long period of time, about 8,000 years ago.

For the architecture of Lepenski Vir, which is a model and inspiration for the new architectural forms proposed in this website, the archaeologist D. Srejović claimed that he had something very mathematical in this. He meant primarily the geometric shape of the base, but at the same time noticed the connection of architecture with the natural environment, that is, with the ambient.

Dragoslav Srejovic wrote in his book about Lepenski Vir: “Due to the marked ‘unhistoriness’ of the architecture of Lepenski Vir, we are tempted to explain the exceptional nature of its forms by specific features of the terrain and space, ie. natural environment. The connection between architecture and ambience is really obvious. (…) The architecture of Lepenski Vir has in itself something extremely mathematical, that is, in its entire forms one can feel the presence of concrete longer and certain numbers. (…) The structure of Lepenski Vir I and Lepenski Vir II (…) corresponds only to the morphology of the city of the distant future. (…) The architecture of Lepenski Vir merely ‘reads’ its surroundings, translates its intricate, condensed contents into an easily understood language…”.

At ASHRAE Danube Chapter Meetings from 2016 to 2018

Presentations of Neolepenism

As a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) Nenad B. Miloradovic had presentations within the Danube Chapter in Timisoara, Romania, from 2016 to 2018. All of these presentations were directly or indirectly related to Neolepenism. The outline from the first presentation was published in the REHVA Journal in October 2016. That year was the first international presentation of this topic. Because of that, the author of Neolepenism is very grateful to Professors Branislav and Marija Todorovic from KGH Society, Mr. Ioan Silviu Dobosi of the ASHRAE Danube Chapter and Mr. Jaap Hogeling, the editor of the REHVA Journal, who were also attended the presentation. More information about ASHRAE Danube Chapter are available at:

http://danubeashraechapter.org/

ASHRAE Danube Chapter Meeting, Timisoara (Romania), 2016
ASHRAE Danube Chapter Meeting, Timisoara, Romania, 2016, (photo by Mr. Živojin Perišić)