The concept of design is designing a sustainable houses using a passive cooling systems as well as locally available building materials with low cost and high thermal efficiency
Recalling usage of local and traditional elements in aswan buildings in a modern aspect (exterior and interior).
Connecting indoor with outdoor nature through making all units have a panoramic view of Nile and islands of plants.
In order to reach comfort zone for a building in aswan it requires a lot treatments, these treatments are making wind catcher with a water spray in it to decrease air temperature and filtering it from dust .
Wind catchers is suitable for hot dry climate as it decrease temperature by 20 to 25 degrees from outdoor temperature.
A cheap cooling system with high efficiency .
Making a circular openings of diameter 25cm in tower to allow inlet of air to space it helps in controlling amount of air entering instead of having a window opening which gives only one option whether to open or close
Making a concical tube of palm leaf stalk inserted in tower holes instead of a cylindrical one or only a circular opening this is to allow increase speed of air entering from small inlet to large outlet and cause air diffusion and distribution in whole space .
The inlet of cone having a wire to avoid inlet of insects.
Choosing sun dried mud brick as a building material helps in creating comfort zone as it cools building in summer , warm in winter and avoid humidity .
Also it is a cheap building material with high thermal efficiency
Making sun breakers for windows in south and east façade to avoid direct sunlight and heating interior space.
Having a green roof with green wall also helps in decreasing building temperature as they act as evaporative coolers. Also the roof is used as a sitting area with Nile view.