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Source: Ant Studio

This Artistic Air Conditioner Can Cool A House Without Using Any Electricity At All

By Aimee Lutkin

An architecture firm called Ant Studio has partnered with company DEKI Electronics to create a cooling system that is electricity free. The installation is built into DEKI's factory, and arranges hundreds of cone-shaped terracotta tubes into a honeycomb-like circle. Inhabitat reports that when kept wet, consistent evaporation lowers the temperature in the building from about 122 degree Fahrenheit to about 96 degrees around the sculpture, 107 degrees atmospherically. That may sound pretty hot still, but the difference of those 13 degrees could be life and death for some.

And it's also a structure that could theoretically be built anywhere, even in remote locations that operate of a consistent electrical grid. While air conditioning feels delicious in summer, running contributes to the emissions damaging and heating the planet in the first place, creating a cycle on our dangerously heating planet. Ant Studio's founder, Monish Siripurapu, told Arch Daily that the architecture studio focuses on how their work impacts the environment, not just the skyline.

"As an architect, I wanted to find a solution that is ecological and artistic, and at the same time evolves traditional craft methods," he said.