wind catcher

wind scoop, wind catcher

A device, especially found in hot regions of the Middle East, that ventilates a house by the use of wind. A small tower on the roof contains an opening that faces the prevailing wind, which is at a cooler temperature than the interior of the house. Because the wind velocity at this opening is greater than it is at the lower windows of the house, air in the shaft of the tower is forced down the shaft to cool the house.
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Wind catcher is located on the roof and is used to cool, heat and ventilate the structure.
In her paper Ruba Asir, founder of Asir Architects-Sustainable Solutions Office, revisits the concept of cooling method by means of Wind Catcher passively utilizing the renewable energy of wind to cool spaces using the office building in Amman as a model.
The glass tubes on top of the atrium are annexed to a huge wind catcher that is expected to admit cool air from the north right into the central atrium.
Christ Church Memorial Hall at Summerfield Crescent, on the border of Ladywood and Edgbaston, has been fitted with a number of environmentally friendly improvements including solar panels, sun pipes, wind catcher and insulation from recycled cotton, denim and sheeps' wool.
The wind catcher on the roof has an internal cruciform baffle, so that breezes from any direction can be deflected downwards to the main rooms on the ground floor.
Curved perforated metal panels incl UK as a wall covering, floor to ceiling in the wind catcher.
The new health centre will serve around 6,000 patients when it opens next year and will include features such as a wind catcher to allow fresh air to circulate around the waiting room.
Building Energy Efficient House with Wind Catchers and Duct System.
Each class had its own stall selling garden-themed products that the children had made, including garden gnomes, wind catchers and wind chimes.
The Holmfirth building promises wind catchers, water harvesting and a transparent roof, which will let in natural heat and light, to reduce electricity and water consumption.
Wind catchers and sun pipes will be installed into corridors along with wiring improvements and redecorations.
Natural light and ventilation will be maximised with the use of sun tubes and wind catchers and the landscaping of the building is designed to support bio diversity.