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Vertical Shading Device

While walking in Olaiyah Street, I was surprised that the Environmental Architecture (Sustainable Architecture) takes place in Riyadh! So, I couldn't stand watching without taking shots :D


Location: Olaiyah Street, Olaiya Town, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Function: It's used as a low energy architecture to decrease the solar radiation in hot cities like Riyadh in which the average temperature at day is 43°C - 45°C. so the shades and shadows are valuable there. I just wanted to know if the curtain wall and shading device could be cheaper than the other heat insulation materials?? I wish but I don't think so!

Just it's disadvantages that at winter solar radiation is needed since the winter there is very cold and very short, so it needs some balance.

If you are still interested see Wikipedia


The Shot:

Nikon D60

Nikkor Lens 18-55mm

Aperture Mood


1/25 Sec.

iso 100


Software: Lightroom

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Taken on July 24, 2009