Wind Tower, Borujerdi House, Kashan, Iran - The Borujerdi House is a famous landmark and sample of Persian traditional residential architecture. The Wind Tower is a cooling tower, ancient air conditioner.
adobe mosque in Mali, Timbuktu. photo by Built using mud and tree trunks the later of which are replaced every few years. They stick out so people can climb them making it easier to reach the top ones. Photo and Description by Gavin Chapman
What can be the most novel shape you’ll ever find in a desert? Certainly not a sand dune! Which is why I’m more than unimpressed by the design proposed for the Dubai Opera House by British architect Zaha Hadid. I mean the design might have been.