wind tower house
Al Asmakh St, Doha, Qatar
Cool in Qatar Before the Air ConditioningThe Ethnographic Museum, also known as The Wind Tower House, has been in the same traditional Qatari building since 1935. For this reason, the building alone is considered cultural patrimony and worth a visit. The museum has a wind tower whose function is to steer the wind inside the building creating a cooling effect. In other words, the tower acts as an AC system. The tower-cum-museum contains a unique variety of exhibits about Qatar’s past, its cultural heritage and the way people have lived in the region since it was first inhabited.
Swing by, take a picture and imagine life in Doha without air conditioning units.