Bioclimatic architecture is
based on three main principles
to be reconciled in a coherent
approach: capture the heat,
transform, distribute and store.
In the northern hemisphere, this type of architectural
design example is to place the main glazed openings
to the south, to capture the sun's heat.
The glass can let in light and absorb infrared radiation,
that is to say, to convert sunlight into heat and retain
the sun's heat inside the house by "greenhouse ".
Moreover, these glass surfaces are protected by shutters, eaves
or exterior horizontal sunshades, designed to prevent direct
sunlight and overheating in summer.
A bioclimatic housing also has very few openings to the north and
adapts these principles according to the environment (climate and
environment of the region) and the rhythms of life of residents