Project: Batchelor of Design Thesis Project
Context: As Toronto is confronted with rising temperatures and socioeconomic diversity, the public realm presents an opportunity for accessible cooler micro-climates for urbanites in the year 2040. This research project explores outdoor thermal heat sinks made of 3D printing clay.
Coldness is primarily achieved by consistently circulating chilled groundwater through the interior of each structure and back into the cities water lines.
redirection of air flow
and of course shade
Allows for centralized production in combination with the use of locally abundant materials; clay, concrete, aggregate and water. Forms are made to order without the need for print supports.