Natural Cooling System Inspired by Termite Structures

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Mick Pearce designed a large retail building in Zimbabwe with the challenge of cooling it without electrical air conditioning. Inspired by termite mounds, Pearce designed a building which keeps the building cool while saving energy. This building, modelled after termite mounds, is an example of biomimicry in architectural design. Cold night air is circulated inside while warm air is pushed out through chimneys, creating a chilled climate.