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08-MAR-2007 Ali Majdfar


Baadgirs (wind catcher), part of ancient natural air condition system, utilizing wind energy.
The wind caught by Badagirs directs through a channel to basement, where usually there is a water pond, causing evaporation. This in term converts desert's hot and dry air to a comfortable atmosphere, then distributed through the house.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/2000s f/3.5 at 70.0mm iso800 full exif

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FrankB31-May-2009 10:12
interesting fact!...V
Pervez K Avari 11-Jun-2007 07:23
I have seen a replica of the above system being adapted in the development of the Green Building concept at the Godrej building in Hydrabad. A science developed centuries back in Iran is being copied by todays scientists.
Photoland08-Apr-2007 16:34
In the near future, humanity will turn back to this system again. Nice photo...
Guest 08-Apr-2007 15:27
Wonderful photo with strong perspective. Love the explanation - how clever to dream up a system like this! v
akleja08-Apr-2007 14:59
Great comp!
Paco López08-Apr-2007 10:29
Incredible system!! Very interesting and good sot!! ¡My vote!
Zaid Kurdi08-Apr-2007 09:11
Wonderful ,i saw a program on T.V about this place,Voted
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