The Materials Book

Embrace the Breeze: If the climate is right, your living room might be better off without a window Sustainability can depend on finding smart alternatives to even the most basic elements. In apartments for teachers at a private school in Tanzania, APC decided to use conventional air-conditioning only in the bedrooms. The living rooms and public areas have higher ceilings and openings on at least two sides with a combination of glass slats and netting, which lets the breeze in but keeps the critters out. 376 Example: Breezway, seen in International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam Contributed by: APC Architectural Pioneering Consultants, Tanzania