Graduation Project

Océane Romanet

Department: Man and Well being

Courant d’Air

‘Courant d’Air’ offers an alternative cooling system by letting water evaporate through porous bricks. The energy used for refrigeration and air conditioning causes greater emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. It turns urban areas into ‘heat islands’, resulting in even more use of cooling technologies; a vicious cycle. Océane Romanet was inspired by traditional terracotta water containers placed in window sills to let the breeze carry cooler air into a room. She has experimented with different degrees of porousness and built a series of architectural elements with her bricks for use as coolants in public space: a bus stop, park shelter and a pavilion.

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Photographs: Iris Rijskamp