Passive Cooling: Rock Wall. A Natural Thermostat:    "Large rocks squeezed into together by 'wood shelves' insulate the South face of the house. The rocks absorb the heat during the day lowering the solar gain. At night the rocks give heat back into into the air as the temperature outside drops. The rock wall and the desert climate work in concert to passively cool the house."

Passive Cooling: Rock Wall. A Natural Thermostat: "Large rocks squeezed into together by 'wood shelves' insulate the South face of the house. The rocks absorb the heat during the day lowering the solar gain. At night the rocks give heat back into into the air as the temperature outside drops. The rock wall and the desert climate work in concert to passively cool the house."

Schema van hoe je gebruik kunt maken van passieve-zonne-energie. Houdt ook rekening met oververhitting in de zomer en maak daarom gebruik van zonwering die in de zomer de zon blokkeert en in de winter de zon toelaat.

Schema van hoe je gebruik kunt maken van passieve-zonne-energie. Houdt ook rekening met oververhitting in de zomer en maak daarom gebruik van zonwering die in de zomer de zon blokkeert en in de winter de zon toelaat.

The Brick House was inspired by the works and philosophies of architect Laurie Baker and Nari Gandhi.

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India

The Brick House was inspired by the works and philosophies of architect Laurie Baker and Nari Gandhi.

passive solar heating/cooling. Even better illustration of passive solar design principles.

passive solar heating/cooling. Even better illustration of passive solar design principles.

A cartoon of how passive cooling works, I'm always curious to match performance with concept in these situations.

A cartoon of how passive cooling works, I'm always curious to match performance with concept in these situations.

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