|Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture: Principles and Examples with Reference to Hot Arid Climates (UNU, 1986, 172 pages)|
|Part 2. Natural energy and vernacular architecture|
|6. The sun factor in air movement|
Air movement by convection
The courtyard house
Traditional city layout and climate
Under some circumstances, judicious architectural designs can be used to take advantage of the sun factor as a driving force for maintaining air movement. Generally, this technique is applied where large areas are available and is based on the principle of convection.