• How Does Radiant Floor Heating Work?

    10 monthes ago - By Arch Daily

    Hemma House / stek architecten. Image © Bram Delmee Photography
    Caius Sergius Orata is credited, by Vitruvius , with inventing the hypocaust. The word, from the Latin hypocaustum , in a literal translation, means access from below. The hypocaust is a raised floor system on ceramic piles where, at one end, a furnace-where firewood is burned uninterruptedly-provides heat to the underground space, which rises through walls constructed of perforated bricks. Hypocausts heated, through the floor, some of the most opulent buildings of the Roman Empire and, above all, the famous Public Baths. With...
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