Friday, 17 January 2014

wind tower - traditional AC

taken at Madinat Souk.

Wind Tower is a traditional architectural element mainly part of residential houses. The function of this tower is to catch cooler breeze that prevail at a higher level above the ground and to direct it into the interior of the buildings. This feature is used in many countries around the Arabian Gulf.

In these days, all buildings are equipped with modern AC. but wind towers, in another way to say, wind catchers are considered as traditional identity of local buildings. 

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Today, most of wind towers build only for the identity not for the function. 

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