We all are well aware of the fact that how air conditioners contribute to the global warming and its ill effects yet in a blazing hot country like ours they have become a necessity during the summer season. A design company based in New Delhi, “Ant Sudio” took a step forward to contribute their bit to mitigate the rising global warming, they built a boundary pushing structure that cools the air without using a single watt of electricity, also it looks like an installation of the modern art at the same time.
They collaborated with Deki Electronics which is also based in New Delhi. The team used a circular metal frame to bind hundreds of terracotta clay tubes which created the Beehive. Terracotta has a property to absorb water and evaporate cool breezes as warm air pushes through it. The model is economical as the cost involved is low and the clay is durable, it also has low maintenance and is environment friendly.
Manish Siripurapu, the founder of the Ant Sudio quoted,
“As an architect, I wanted to find a solution that is ecological and artistic, and at the same time evolves traditional craft method”
Beehive is truly the cutting edge as it is feasible, functional and fashionable.
This article first appeared in Bored Panda