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A deep courtyard as the best building form for desert climate, an introduction to effects of air movement (Case study: Yazd)
A basic aim of low energy architecture is to create a thermally comfortable internal environment for building occupants whilst consuming the least possible amount of energy. In desert countries this aim is more difficult to achieve since high ambient air temperatures create a barrier to comfort. Traditional building types of these countries, such as courtyard building, have evolved to try and help people to adapt to a state of thermal comfort under these adverse conditions. Their indigenousfatcat:dlq65ottvbdm3jva32ejgw5cb4