Dubbed ‘The Nave’, this air cooler designed by Yael Issacharov uses the traditional technique to keep the spaces cool. The designer used terracotta’s evaporative cooling abilities to naturally adjust the temperatures without any need for electricity or complicated gadgets. It serves as a sculptural masterpiece that is functional too. Read on SURFACES REPORTER (SR) to know more about it:
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The Nave Air Conditioning System was developed in Tel Aviv, Israel, and won the A’ Design Award for the year 2022 owing to its unique design and functionality. The designer took cues from Palestinian Jara- a traditional terracotta water container that would be hung from the ceiling of a room, acting as both a room cooler and a water cooler. It is rightly a sustainable product that keeps the indoors cool with zero emissions.
How does it Work
It works in a very simple way. The water inside the hollow vessel moves outwards through the porous terracotta walls. It slowly evaporates and converts into water vapour- which is a process of absorbing heat from the surrounding air, cooling the terracotta and the room without any need for electricity.
The Nave has three variations: Wall tiles, Partitions and a totem-vertical cooling body.
Hence it can be used in any part of the house. You just need to pour water into it and soon after that, it starts its magic of cooling the atmosphere.
The cooling system works on low energy with minimum water consumption. Further, “ The system is automatic and autonomic and fully controlled by an irrigation system to keep the space in a constant state of climate comfort. The user has the option to pause, shut down, or reprogram the temperature and humidity goal.
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The unique Arabesque-inspired design of Nave makes it compatible with any space. The grill patterns showcase their Arabic origins and add to the room’s aesthetic.
“The wall/partition tile covers an area of 3820 sq cm to increase efficiency. These are assembled on steel wires with added metal rules and the “totem” bodies are stacked surrounding a metal spine.”
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