Dolat Abad Windcatcher


Windcatcher of Dolat Abad in Yazd. Bernard Gagnon (cc by-sa 4.0)

Iran has an extreme and arid climate. It can get very hot in the daytime and cool down considerably at night. Long before electricity and air conditioning were invented, back when Iran was called Persia, staying cool in these conditions required ingenuity. And that’s how windcatchers were born.

Ancient windmills in Nashtifan village.
Nashtifan, Iran

Windcatchers are a traditional Persian architectural design that creates natural ventilation in buildings….

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