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Mashrabiya: 12th Century Light & Cooling For Lebanon's USJ Campus - Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East
Contemporary architects in the Middle East revert to ancient techniques to cool and light new buildings. The earliest known Mashrabiya dates to 12th century Baghdad, Iraq. A special architectural feature that provides passive cooling both in and outside of the building, it was particularly popular in Iraq during the 1920s and 1930s. Unfortunately, the Al Rasheed …