Air conditioning is a luxury few people in the world can afford, and when you live in a region where having a home with electricity is a luxury air conditioning becomes even more of an impossibility.
But the clever folks from New Delhi's Ant Studio felt it was a shame that people don't know what it's like to live with air conditioning in their homes, so they came up with an electricity free way to cool the home.
They worked together with Deki Electronics to create what they call the Beehive- hundreds of terracotta clay tubes bound together in a circular metal frame which cools the home without any electricity.
Here's how it works:
When soaked, the terracotta tubes absorb the water, and evaporate cool breezes as warm air pushes through them. It’s low maintenance, economical (due to the low cost and high availability of clay), and kind to the environment. “As an architect, I wanted to find a solution that is ecological and artistic, and at the same time evolves traditional craft methods,” Monish Siripurapu, founder of Ant Studio, told Arch Daily.
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