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User’s Lifestyle and the Thermal Performance of the Compound House: An Appraisal

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Architecture, Girne American University, Kyrenia 99258, Turkey
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Architecture, Cyprus International University, Lefkosa 99428, Turkey
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Buildings 2019, 9(7), 155; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9070155
Received: 2 May 2019 / Revised: 19 June 2019 / Accepted: 21 June 2019 / Published: 28 June 2019
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Abstract

This study examines the impact of thermal performance of Yoruba compound house on the user’s lifestyle to cope with discomfort hours. A compound house was simulated using Autodesk Ecotect software. The study found that the front and right sides of the building have the lowest temperatures due to the combined effects of indirect and interzonal heat transfers. The research highlighted that while the user’s lifestyle in the Yoruba compound house relies on the veranda to cope with discomfort hours, residents of multi-dwelling compound houses rely on a lifestyle of housing adjustments. The study concludes that the thermal properties of the Yoruba compound house are complemented by the user’s lifestyle to cope with the discomfort hours. View Full-Text
Keywords: Yoruba; compound house; discomfort hours; housing adjustment; lifestyle Yoruba; compound house; discomfort hours; housing adjustment; lifestyle
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Fashuyi, O.S.; Alfa, M.T. User’s Lifestyle and the Thermal Performance of the Compound House: An Appraisal. Buildings 2019, 9, 155.

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