Gorgeous Ceramic Cooling Screen by StudioKahn
October 21, 2010
There are some design concepts that make me stop and "ooh and aaah" at the grace and poetry of a smart and well-executed solution. Mey and Boaz Kahn of the Isreali design firm Studio Kahn have put forth such a concept. Their ceramic "Ecooler" screen recently took third prize in the iida 2010 competition with a beautiful solution to a common problem. The ceramic modules are hand-cast and hollow inside, and can be connected to dozens of others to create a wall of wall-filled structure. The screen naturally cools internal spaces by using the properties of ceramic material and "water pocket" within through seepage and evaporation during daytime and nighttime. See more images via designboom.