fresco di lana by laura boffi
 
fresco di lana by laura boffi fresco di lana by laura boffi
nov 22, 2009

fresco di lana by laura boffi

fresco di lana by laura boffi

this air conditioning curtain concept designed by recent graduate from the design academy eindhoven. made from wool felt from native sheep in sardinia, italy, ‘fresco di lana’ is meant to be kept wet thanks to water pumped from a tank on the floor leading to one positioned above a door or window, which resembles inverted curtain swag. the tanks are to be made in ceramics.

by putting the wool curtain in front of open windows / doors, hot air filtering in from the outside passes between the wet honeycomb weave, and through evaporative cooling freshens the air as it enters the house. the wet felt also provides a place in which to grow plants, creating a kind of indoor vertical garden.

diagram of how to use the system

technical drawing of the honeycomb pattern

  • this is a beautiful idea! people who love nature won’t have problems if they haven’t a garden. good luck laura and go on….

    silvia from italy says:
  • I really like this concept. Using local materials, and a low energy method to cool what is normally thick and hot climes. The plant bit is the cutest!

    SlanderFails says:
  • This is such a great, and novel solution to our sunroom getting too warm in the summer afternoons. i did not want to install curtains. When can we order one?

    Marilyn Moyer from California says:
  • this is an ancient method used for centuries in india..a friend of mine told me that he visited jaipur where he saw this…

    I.S says:

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