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microclimates

Such an intricate design thoughts and wisdom of the past combining with modern technology, I would really wish to see it apply in buildings.

Traditional Islamic architecture dealt sustainably with the harsh desert climate by careful control of light and airflow through elements such as the masharabiya, wind towers, and earthen walls. Using custom software, Microclimates is based on a three-dimensional interpretation of the masharabiya built from local clay with a complex internal structure whose large internal surface area efficiently conditions air passing through it by evaporative cooling. Each cooling tower is made from 3D-printed sand using technology developed by D-Shape.

Combining the principals behind these ancient building elements with the most advanced computer-aided manufacturing techniques, Microclimates is not just an installation, but a building language that can be reused again and again to create new public spaces.



















































































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