Bioclimatic Architecture in Cyprus

“Bioclimatic Architecture and Cyprus”, by Petros Lapithis, sets out to demonstrate that bioclimatic architecture is a viable energy-saving concept which can be applied in the context of Cyprus through both research and hands-on examples. A principal aim of the research revealed in this publication was to develop an understanding of the criteria needed for an appropriate bioclimatic architecture that is sensitive to both energy use and climatic conditions.

For this purpose, the climatic conditions Cyprus, thermal comfort, passive solar systems, comparison of vernacular and contemporary buildings, energy uses, building and energy legislation, education in bioclimatic architecture and building examples (academic and professional) were studied, concluding that passive solar design may be successfully applied through the design of modern buildings in Cyprus.