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Passive Solar Design (Architecture)
The intention of this slideshow is to provide a basic introduction to passive solar design and architecture.
A very simple historical example (Afghanistan) is given with some diagrams to explain the basics of passive solar and some passive ventilation principles (comparing winter and summer). Towards the end an example of a more complex design (Solar decathlon 2012-SLIDE house, Egypt) is included to illustrate some of the combination of solar principles and movement in relation to the sun (harvesting the energy of the sun). On some of the last slides I make a comment about the SLIDE house to
get the viewer to think about Nano technology and bio-mimetics. The last slide provide a link to a website on Bio-mimetics.
The viewer can explore bio-mimicry and its role in design by asking nature how?