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6 traditional architectural solutions that can help us adapt to extreme weather

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Turf homes are starting to rise in in popularity. Image: Unsplash/capyvara

Douglas Broom
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View of a traditional windcatcher.
Could traditional windcatchers help cool modern homes as temperatures rise? Image: Unsplash/Amirhussein Hooshangi

Lari OctaGreen shelter at Pono Colony, Mirpurkhas.
Emergency housing: Yasmeen Lari’s modern take on the traditional chauhra. Image: Heritage Foundation of Pakistan via Instagram

Xiulin Ruan holds up a sample of the whitest paint on record.
Professor Xiulin Ruan with the perfect heat-reflecting shade of white developed by his team. Image: Purdue University

View of a traditional turf house.
Safe from the storm – a modern take on the traditional turf house Image: Wikipedia

View of a skywell in a temple.
A skywell in a Fujian temple. Image: Wikipedia

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