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Summer Mode

In a typical day of summer, the hot air exit – mainly generated in the selective façade with solar blinds (and solarium with retractable cover, not shown here) facing the sunny direction – through the clerestory, produces a superior region of  lower pressure, which induces the entrance of air from the shadowed region, via rock sub-corridors and floor window under natural convection, and consequent cooling by solar caption from the house interior in OPEN SYSTEM.

Functionality is enhanced by the guiding sub-ceiling with exchange surface, and by fast response aerators through forced convection.

OBS: Roof thermal insulation is critical to minimize entrance of heat, produced by high-slope solar rays, during summer. In periods of mild breezes, these can be channeled through the house interior by openings in crossed ventilation.