L'odyssée du conditionnement d’air.

The odyssey of air-conditioning.

Auteurs : JAIN P. C.

Type d'article : Article


Man's earliest shelter was the cave, for protection from wild animals and vagaries of nature - storms and rains. The need for ventilation was resolved by inhabiting those caves that had openings in the direction of prevailing winds, with similar or larger openings in he lee-ward direction. But, the perennial darkness inside the cave led the ancient man to move out of it and to explore building his habitat. Banaras is the oldest living city, and still has the remnants of the ancient temples and structures built in stone more than 3000 years ago. Jerusalem has churches that were built in stone over 2000 years back. Then came timber beams and columns, and much later steel and reinforced concrete. These construction materials have been common in almost all places. But, the art of providing comfort within the habitat has varied dramatically with the climate and topology of the place.

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Pages : 64-68 (4 p.)


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  • Titre original : The odyssey of air-conditioning.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30019803
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Journal - vol. 19 - n. 2
  • Date d'édition : 03/2016


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