Gallery: 3D Printed Sand Pods Create Cooling Microclimates

Efficient desert architecture harnesses low-tech and natural materials to minimize the effects of sweltering heat by controlling exposure to light and encouraging airflow. Inspired by these traditional desert cooling methods, London-based design firm PostlerFerguson created a series of 3D-printed pods that provide energy-free cooling through evaporation. The beautiful cooling units can be installed in plazas and public areas to create comfortable microclimates.

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