The chimney effect. How we hide the house from a “whimsy” environment? Think about a tram station in a rainy, windy, cold autumn day. Right after we pass the plexiglas we’ll feel warmth and comfort within the station. Basically we’ll feel the real temperature … without the wind and rain.
We just use this idea to hide the house from the harsh environment. We put them under a “fake facade”. We let the air move freely between the house and the facade.
Fake facade: The facade can be anything : plywood, osb, metal, sheets of concrete, wood, rocks. It doesn’t matter regarded to internal temperatures. The facade itself it’s not in contact with the insulation. It has a 10-20cm gap between.
Benefits of the idea: UV rays, impact, collisions, water, ice, explosions, water vapors, mold won’t deteriorate the house itself. We’ll be able to use materials that are much cheaper. These materials will have to do just one thing: shield the house. We can choose extra powerful materials that will last hundreds of years.
Cool air without air conditioner? The facade can heat up as much as 60-70C. Don’t worry. The air can circulate freely underneath. The Sun heats the facade and the facade warms up.