International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Art and Architecture | Mexico | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

Bioclimatic Strategies and Energy Saving in Residential Spaces. The Case of the Former Colegio de Propaganda Fide de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Zacatecas

Ines del Rocio Gaytan Ortiz [3] | Lidia Medina Lozano [3] | Sofia Gamboa Duarte [2] | Efren Montoya Ortega [2]

Abstract: The main purpose of the following paper is to carry out the analysis of some constructive features of the old Colegio de Propaganda Fide de Nuestra Se?ora de Guadalupe located in the municipality of Guadalupe, Zacatecas, their relationship with the principles enunciated by the bioclimatic architecture, and the solutions that they provide in order to save energy in residential spaces. Although the Franciscan complex was made up of several rooms that included a temple and chapels, the analysis carried out here focuses essentially on the spaces where the friars performed their daily tasks that are common to current homes, such as resting, eating or sleeping. To this end, the document addresses issues such as the impact that energy generation through fossil fuels has on the natural environment, the beginnings of the bioclimatic architecture movement and some of its postulates that are used like the basis to carry out the analysis of the main construction elements that make up the living spaces of the old building complex. This work pursues the intention of showing the value of the architecture that was erected in past times, when it was necessary to respond to the limitations that the climate of the different regions imposed and at the same time to solve the requirements of daily life, when it had to be carried out without dependence on energy generated through the use of fossil fuels.

Keywords: Bioclimatic strategies, architecture, energy, construction materials, thermal comfort

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 1748 - 1763

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