It talks about ancient towns across the middle east using wind catchers to keep their homes cool. I'm curious if anyone has tried replicating this on a small scale in modern times - the article talks about city planners using them, but this technique could probably be useful in a single home. It would need the proper environment to be useful - probably desert or chaparral type biome. I also wonder if you could have a lid on it somehow, so you can control how much wind gets captured and used.
Did anyone ever try this?
“There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.”
― G. K. Chesterton