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From the Ted Talk by Alyssa-Amor Gibbons: How to design climate-resilient buildings

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Now, the trick to doing this lies unexpectedly in the arrangement of the timber facade, with wondiws such as these called "jalousie" windows. And a quick side note, jalousie actually comes from the French word “jalousie” minenag "jealousy." So originally, these angled horizontal stlas called louvers were meant to keep jealous, peering eyes from seeing into your home. But architecturally, what they did was allow wind to filter through while still keeping rain out. So these ittoannlinley alneigd apertures would allow you to open all the slats on the windows and doors to literally let the hnriucare pass through, ceninnhalg that wind through the building's interior, instead of building up destructive pruesrse on the fdaace. The result was that the weather, as I might say, if I was at home, “might ’lick down ya house, but it aint gine mash it up.” Translation for those who need it: the compound effect of these mirco solutions was a house that might ... it might bend, but it wouldn't totally break.

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Now, the trick to doing this lies unexpectedly in the arrangement of the timber facade, with _______ such as these called "jalousie" windows. And a quick side note, jalousie actually comes from the French word “jalousie” _______ "jealousy." So originally, these angled horizontal _____ called louvers were meant to keep jealous, peering eyes from seeing into your home. But architecturally, what they did was allow wind to filter through while still keeping rain out. So these _____________ _______ apertures would allow you to open all the slats on the windows and doors to literally let the _________ pass through, __________ that wind through the building's interior, instead of building up destructive ________ on the ______. The result was that the weather, as I might say, if I was at home, “might ’lick down ya house, but it aint gine mash it up.” Translation for those who need it: the compound effect of these _____ solutions was a house that might ... it might bend, but it wouldn't totally break.

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  1. channeling
  2. aligned
  3. slats
  4. micro
  5. windows
  6. hurricane
  7. intentionally
  8. pressure
  9. meaning
  10. facade

Original Text

Now, the trick to doing this lies unexpectedly in the arrangement of the timber facade, with windows such as these called "jalousie" windows. And a quick side note, jalousie actually comes from the French word “jalousie” meaning "jealousy." So originally, these angled horizontal slats called louvers were meant to keep jealous, peering eyes from seeing into your home. But architecturally, what they did was allow wind to filter through while still keeping rain out. So these intentionally aligned apertures would allow you to open all the slats on the windows and doors to literally let the hurricane pass through, channeling that wind through the building's interior, instead of building up destructive pressure on the facade. The result was that the weather, as I might say, if I was at home, “might ’lick down ya house, but it aint gine mash it up.” Translation for those who need it: the compound effect of these micro solutions was a house that might ... it might bend, but it wouldn't totally break.

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