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Bādgīr (wind-tower or literally ‘wind-catcher’), is a traditional structure in Persian architecture, consisting of inner and outer sections, that uses the power of the wind to create natural ventilation in the interior of buildings.

Wind-towers are an ingenious invention designed to cater for the needs of those living in hot and arid parts of the country by harnessing wind power and the c…

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Mohammad Hassan Semsar and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Bādgīr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000022>
First published online: 2015

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