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Wind Catchers

Design guidelines for modern buildings.

Windcatchers in Yazd, Iran. Image — Wikimedia Commons by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ms96

Traditional wind catchers were used in providing building ventilation in pre-electricity times. Wind catchers are chimney-like structures built on top of buildings, which harness air currents and provide a channel into the interior living spaces below to enable cooling. But do they catch cool wind, channeling it inside, or are they vents for hot air from inside to outside…

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Peter Miles

Peter Miles

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45 years in Environmental Science, B.Env.Sc. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology. Writes on Animals, Plants, Soil & Climate Change. environmentalsciencepro.com