Photos by Hojjatollah Ataei, Mehr News Agency
A windcatcher is a traditional Persian architectural device used for many centuries to create natural ventilation in buildings. It is not known who first invented the windcatcher, but it still can be seen in many countries today.
A windcatcher in Qom, Iran
Windcatchers come in various designs: uni-directional, bi-directional, and multi-directional. Examples of windcatchers can be found in traditional Persian-influenced architecture throughout the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The phots presneted here show some of the windcatchers in the city of Qom located 156 kilometres (97 mi) by road southwest of Tehran. Qom which is the capital of Qom Province has an estimated population of 1 million.
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