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Peru Architecture has a Hole

2009-01-11 16:45:00

Peru Architecture has a Hole
I woke this morning with the sun shining into my room here in the Pretty House Hostel here in Lima, Peru. I looked out the window and thought to myself,
“that is a lot of sun for just looking at the wall.”

A rectangular shaft runs from maybe the fifth floor to the ground floor and allows air and sunlight to enter my room. What a good idea, I have seen this before, however today it hit me, this is nice.

Lima, Peru
Maria Jesus Area of Lima
Sunday, January 11, 2009
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I live in the tall Hotel; truly a place my mother would love if she spoke Spanish it is called the Pretty House Hostel.

I went up on the flat roof to look down the rectangular shaft, there are two of them. One is next to my bed and another is in the restroom. It actually provides ventilation and sunlight in my room.

I am looking down this rectangular shaft, one of the windows down there is to my room. I think on the bottom there is a door that enters into this small area.

What is this architectural feature called?


Peru Architecture has a Hole