Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Wind Towers of Persia

Wind catchers are tall, chimney-like structures that protrude from the rooftops of older houses in many of Iran’s desert cities. In their simplest form, wind catchers harness the cool breezes and redirect them downwards either into the home or into underground storage rooms to refrigerate perishable foods. Studies have shown that wind catchers can reduce indoor temperatures by around 10 degrees.
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Related reading: Ice Houses in the Persian Desert; The Pigeon Towers of Isfahan

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