About Architecture: Architect's Handbook Designing for People and Place

New Orleans, Louisiana
(circa 1800s)
Image of the New Orleanse house.
This house was built in New Orleans, Louisiana, before air-conditioning was invented. To keep cool in the hot and humid summers, the residents would open the tall windows to let the breezes pass through the house, and would take advantage of the shade and fresh air provided by the big open porches. Trees were planted close to the house to help shade it from the hot sun.

Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
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