Project nameUrban Coolspot
designed asMaster thesis
Material specificationPorous clay material
Concept for sustaining local microclimates
Inspired by traditional inventions, the project explores the potential of clay for evaporative cooling. Urban Coolspot is a modular structure that saves water from drainage channels. Absorbed by the porous ceramic it's distributed by capillary attraction. On hot summer days, the gradual evaporation cools the warm ambient air and the wind carries it across the heated urban landscape. It is an adaptive solution for a sealed environment. It doesn't require costly reconstruction or energy supply.