Gabriel E Felmer Plominsky

Gabriel Felmer obtained his degree in architecture at the Universidad de Chile, where he conducted research on “urban eco-morphology” with an internship at the Ecole National d’Architecture Belleville, Paris. He currently has a Chilean government scholarship for his PhD studies at AA.

Low-Energy Dwelling Prototypes for Different Regions of Chile: Toward a Housing Strategy for Reducing Fuel Poverty

Supervisors: Dr Simos Yannas, Dr Paula Cadima

This research addresses the fuel poverty caused by the poor environmental quality of new social housing stock in Chile. Field measurements and simulation studies investigating alternative designs and construction techniques demonstrate that acceptable environmental conditions can be achieved in new dwellings without conventional fuels. The outcome is an affordable, low- carbon system of cross-laminated timber panels suitable for a variety of configurations.