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Butterfly House

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This is an energy efficient house that was built by the University of Ubonratchathani in 2005 as part of a research project funded by the Ministry of Energy of Thailand. It is a two storey house with 2 bedrooms on the second floor and living space downstairs and is made of a concrete structure. Upper floor is extended and bigger to act as shading for the lower one. The distinct feature is a chimney aligned at center of the house to ventilate during the daytime. The roof has two sides with the pitch tilting up into a butterfly wing shape into the chimney to create the different pressure for venturi effect under the roof as well as to gain benefit from night radiation. Moreover, all main functions are categorized as  (...)

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