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Heatsink bricks can keep buildings naturally cool

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Heatsink bricks can keep buildings naturally cool

The ever growing demand for housing in the world is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges of sustainable architecture of the new century. To design and build houses and buildings that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but that also promote comfort and sustainability is what Colombian architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro from Sumart Diseño y Arquitectura SAS aimed to do when creating the BT – Bloque Termodisipador (HB – Heatsink Brick) – a clay brick designed with an irregular cross section and a large angled face that helps protect the brick from solar radiation. This allows ventilation to pass through the bricks, quickly dissipating the heat and reducing the temperature inside the building.

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