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The Basis and Operation of Windcatcher in Architecture of Iran's Lut Desert Suburbs: Case Study of Shahdad, Iran
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, April 2015, Pages: 27-30
Received: Jan. 26, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 26, 2015; Published: Feb. 13, 2015
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Mohammad Hojjat Changizi, Department of Architecture, Payam Noor University, Kerman Branch, Kerman, Iran
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Abstract
Desert's winds in Iran often have high speed and undesirable quality. The architecture of these areas in suburbs of Lut desert has been contrasted to it as well, Iran has gained benefit from using windcatchers in natural ventilation and cooling the air for public and private spaces so much. This has provided hot rest by natural energy and in this direction, the building were breathing. so by advancing the technology and the materials and construction's methods it is gradually forgotten but obtained efficiency and basis of windcatcher during several century is a valuable gift for keeping the house from machine statue. In this regard, previous research studies and surveys with descriptive- analyzing method have been reviewed and applied for the quality of exploiting the basis and operation of windcatchers in today's architecture in Lut desert suburbs, especially the city of Shahdad.
Keywords
Windcatcher, Lute Edge Architecture, Natural Ventilation, Shahdad
To cite this article
Mohammad Hojjat Changizi, The Basis and Operation of Windcatcher in Architecture of Iran's Lut Desert Suburbs: Case Study of Shahdad, Iran, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Special Issue: Research and Practice in Architecture and Urban Studies in Developing Countries. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 27-30. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030201.16
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