Rooftop Cooling in Turkey

“Passive ventilation, utilization of rainwater as a natural cooling system, and blending with the surrounding landscape makes this home ideal for outdoor living. Global Architectural Development designed the Exploded House located in Bodrum, Turkey.”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Rooftop Cooling in Turkey

  1. Lloyd, how can you blast Dwell and then champion this fashion statement? The roof top cooling is a joke and guaranteed to use water not save it. It would be smarter with snow coat on the roof and a cistern to collect rainwater.

  2. Lloyd, you are one of my leaders, I am just holding you to a high standard. Dwell would not exist unless they had something to SELL. I feel the future belongs to those who can make their sustainable future attractive just as you did with SHELTER for the hippies. Penury and living in an unheated chicken coop is not that.

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