A New Kind of Sandcastle

A New Kind of Sandcastle

The latest innovation in air-conditioning is not only environmentally friendly, but aesthetically pleasing.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 10 december 2010

Air Hive is the latest in cooling technology. Made from “3D-printed sand” and designed by PostlerFerguson, each structure uses an evaporative cooling process in which the large internal surface area of the intricate hive is used to to cool the air by evaporating moisture in it as it passes through. This design has interesting aesthetic and environmentally friendly applications, allowing large -scale, non-electric cooling systems to be installed in buildings as well as adding to the lived environment by creating a kind of public art piece.

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