Historic Ways of Cooling and Heating from Around the World
 

Historic Ways of Cooling and Heating from Around the World

A 2007 historical reconstruction in the of Pompei’s Casa dei Vetii in the Boboli Gardens of Florence, Italy.

Photograph: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, CAL,30-NEWBE,1-1

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3. Peristyles of Ancient RomeHistorical reference: Peristyles (colonnades) of domus (dwellings) were found in ancient Rome and have continued to present-day Mediterranean regions. (Shown: a 2007 historical reconstruction of Pompei’s Casa dei Vetii in the Boboli Gardens of Florence, Italy.)Climate: Mediterranean.Passive cooling technique: The peristyle is an open colonnade surrounding an interior courtyard. The shady inner walls are usually decorated, and often the interior of the courtyard has a water feature that contributes to cooling the space. The space is used as an oasis from the dense street life, and in ancient Rome was found only in upper-class houses (domus). Members of the lower class lived in large apartment blocks (called insulae) in which interior courtyards also housed the stairs and distribution corridors.

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Pompei's Casa dei Vetti in the Boboli Gardebs, Florence, Italy
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historical reconstruction of pompei
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2007 historical reconstruction of Pompei’s Casa dei Vetii in the Boboli Gardens of Florence, Italy
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3. Peristyles of Ancient Rome Historical reference: Peristyles (colonnades) of domus (dwellings) were found in ancient Rome and have continued to present-day Mediterranean regions. (Shown: a 2007 historical reconstruction of Pompei’s Casa dei Vetii in the Boboli Gardens of Florence, Italy.) Climate: Mediterranean. Passive cooling technique: The peristyle is an open colonnade surrounding an interior courtyard. The shady inner walls are usually decorated, and often the interior of the courtyard has a water feature that contributes to cooling the space. The space is used as an oasis from the dense street life, and in ancient Rome was found only in upper-class houses (domus). Members of the lower class lived in large apartment blocks (called insulae) in which interior courtyards also housed the stairs and distribution corridors.
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August 4, 2014
peristyle is an open colonnade surrounding an interior courtyard. The shady inner walls are usually decorated, and often the interior of the courtyard has a water feature that contributes to cooling the space
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Peristyles for cooling. Open colonnades surrounding an interior courtyard. The shady inner walls are usually decorated, and often the interior of the courtyard has a water feature that contributes to cooling the space.
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August 3, 2014
I love everything about the Ancient times and their homes and their way of living. So beautiful.
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Peristyles of Ancient Rome Historical reference: Peristyles (colonnades) of domus (dwellings) were found in ancient Rome and have continued to present-day Mediterranean regions. (Shown: a 2007 historical reconstruction of Pompei’s Casa dei Vetii in the Boboli Gardens of Florence, Italy.) Passive cooling technique: The peristyle is an open colonnade surrounding an interior courtyard. The shady inner walls are usually decorated, and often the interior of the courtyard has a water feature that contributes to cooling the space. The space is used as an oasis from the dense street life, and in ancient Rome was found only in upper-class houses (domus).
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Roman peristyle reconstructed
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