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Mon 21.9.

The Heat is Off: natural cooling in architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.09.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The open staircase of the detached house by Vo Trong Nghia forms an atrium that connects all storeys and functions as a filter between the interior and exterior space. It additionally allows warm air to escape upwards as in a chimney; photo: Hiroyuki Oki

The open staircase of the detached house by Vo Trong Nghia forms an atrium that connects all storeys and functions as a filter between the interior and exterior space. It additionally allows warm air to escape upwards as in a chimney; photo: Hiroyuki Oki

Long before the advent of air-conditioning, lo-tech means of cooling buildings were well established. Now, architects worldwide are rediscovering the sustainable benefits of natural temperature control through clever design. (by Katharina Sommer)

 

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