The "house for the desert" is located in the Khorezm district within the Khankin Region in the Republic of Uzbekistan. The climatic conditions in the area are extreme in this desert environment. The house is an experimental prototype that has proven successful in providing an environment protected from the high external temperature and desert dust. The experiment meant to provide maximum coolness and airflow through the house without the use of air conditioning. This is accomplished by utilising the northern wind and taking advantage of relatively cool nights. The living area of the house is surrounded by thick walls and makes use of a floor that can absorb heat. Air is trapped and circulated under the floor to keep it cool. Located above the bedrooms are wind-catching devices that bring in the cool night breezes. The system of cooling the house was worked out by the architects in collaboration with meteorologists.
The house has shown that even in the hottest times of the year, the inside temperature of the house was within the range of 22-25°C. Apparently the air gathered at night is enough to insure the coolness of the house during the day. The wind gathering devices also act as a filter to prevent sand and dust from penetrating into the house, as specks of dust and sand particles become trapped in the twisting air currents. The appearance of the house remains quite modest and is designed in the manner of traditional houses in the region. As the results of the experiment have proven positive, this project is hoped to inspire similar housing schemes in the region.