Analogue cooling solution
The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets.
Due to global warming the demand for cooling has never been higher than it is today. Longer and more intense heat waves are causing damage on urban infrastructure and people’s wellbeing. Within 15 years the energy used for cooling in Europe is believed to have increased by 72 percent. It’s a deeply embedded and complex problem involving building regulations, energy efficiency standards and company profits as well as copy-paste architecture that doesn’t consider place nor context and needs air-con to be habitable. In Europe where air-con is not yet a standard, we still have the chance for change.
Draft is an analogue tool for coping with heat waves by using the ancient cooling method of evaporation. Using water as fuel and suspending it in front of an open window, the incoming air will travel past the earthenware and reduce the temperature in the room. The aim with this project is to have people to reconsider other alternatives before giving in for the simple solution. I want to show options more visually appealing, less noisy and most importantly — more kind to the environment.