Islamic Architecture

The use of domes and intricate ventilation is a perfect example of the climate consciousness of Islamic architecture. Domes typically expose a smaller area of a building to the sun especially during the hottest part of the day when the sun is right above, thus helping those inside to stay cool. The ventilation through intricate and exquisite detailing in lace-like screens and lattices also reduce glare from the sun, provide shade, and help ventilate buildings by allowing breezes to waft through walls.