Collection by Zachary Edelson

Modern Homes Designed with Passive Cooling


It's basic physics: cool air sinks, hot air rises. Using openings above and vertical channels for air movement, these five dwellings effortlessly stay comfortable.

The large windows shown here open up allowing hot air to escape during the summer months, a passive cooling technique...
Angled openings in the roofline function as both windows and vents, allowing views and cross-breezes.
The winding stairwell runs from the ground-floor offices all the way to the top of the house, creating an airshaft for...
Made of scraps taken from the containers’ sides, the roof creates a sense of openness from the inside and ushers in...

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