A modern home in India stays naturally cool without AC

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When Surat-based architect Ankit Parekh of Parekh Collaborative was asked to design a family home in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, one of the prerequisites was for a comfortably cool residence without air conditioning. In response, Parekh turned to ancient, low-tech methods for natural cooling, from decorative yet functional jali screens to stack ventilation. As a result, the house, named Rambaugh, maintains a temperature variation of 6 to 8 degrees year-round.

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Naturally cooled Otunba Offices has a small footprint but a large social impact

This low-cost sustainable office building in Lagos, Nigeria, can be easily and affordably replicated anywhere in the world. It has a minimal footprint and maximizes the presence of public spaces, allowing work productivity to flourish while nurturing a sense of community. The project, designed by Domaine Public Architects and currently under construction, has received commendation by the jury of AR Future Projects Awards, in the “Offices” category.

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