thibault faverie lowers temperature through bio air cold pot
thibault faverie lowers temperature through bio air cold pot thibault faverie lowers temperature through bio air cold pot
feb 03, 2014

thibault faverie lowers temperature through bio air cold pot

thibault faverie lowers temperature through bio air cold pot
all images courtesy of thibault faverie





the ‘cold pot’ by zurich-based designer thibault faverie lowers surrounding air temperature through the process of evaporation. based on a natural system of ‘bio air-conditioning’, the porous terracotta material acts as a heat exchange; it absorbs water from the inside and sends it to the outer surface. on contact with air, the water evaporates as it changes from a liquid state to gaseous one. this results in the cooling of the object and also the inner aluminum pipe, where air circulates. the sustainable device is low maintenance and requires just two liters of water.



top view without the cover showing the inside air cooling mechanism


the ‘cold pot’ is made from terracotta


research and drawings


the ‘cold pot’ disassembled


airflow is cooled through the vessel following a natural process


technical drawing showing how the unit is put together


working on the prototype



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  • Is the terracotta glazed on the inside? If not, how come the water does not permeate through?

    Dorothea Orme says:
  • This is simple, elegant and practical just one question, why the wire? Does it work with natural convection or is a motor involved?

    David Sibbald says:
  • When and where I can buy one of this?. I’m very interesting in this kind of air cooling.

    José Carlos says:
  • water that permeate terracotta will only make the outer surface damp, wont permeate through completely. the wire is for the blower on the bottom of the device, to suck air from below and blow it through the cooling tube upwards.

    d_peace says:
  • I live in Miami. This ought to work great.

    Scott Zimmerman says:

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