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Our buildings have become less climate-friendly - here's why

Fully glass buildings allow heat to enter and exit easier than brick or concrete. Image: Unsplash/ Carl Newton

Bashar Al Shawa

PhD Student in Architecture, University of Bath

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The Cité de Refuge after its refurbishment, with external shades and opaque glass. Image: IanTomFerry/Wikimedia

This yakhchal in Iran was used to keep ice cool. Image: Jeanne Menj/Wikimedia

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