The city of Yazd became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, and this provides a strong incentive to preserve some of its historical architecture. To survive the 40C summer heat of Yazd, a desert city in the heart of Iran, Yazd architects designed wind catchers. In their simplest form, wind catchers harness the cool breezes and redirect them downwards into the home. The wind-catcher is usually made in the summer-sitting part of the house which can reduce indoor temperatures by around 10 degrees. They also relate with the moisturizing elements such pond and garden. Alex, our guest from Swiss visited the tallest existing wind catcher in Iran in Dolat Abad Garden, a fantastic Persian garden inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
|Alex, our guest from Swiss visited the tallest existing wind catcher in Iran in Dolat Abad Garden|