Gallery: The Courtyard House Battles Extreme Heat With Passive Strategi...

The Courtyard House is located at the edge of a cement plant in Rajasthan, India, where temperatures reach well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. To battle this extreme heat, the house was designed by Sanjay Puri Architects to take advantage of passive cooling strategies. Built from locally-sourced cement, which acts as a thermal mass, the home is based on traditional Indian courtyard houses that take advantage of daylighting, natural ventilation and plenty of open shaded spaces. Earth berms and gardens also serve to lower the homes microclimate and keep its inhabitants cool.

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1 Comment

  1. modtest August 2, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Like the style, dislike unfunctional shapes within it.

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