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Collective Cooling

09. 2018 - 05. 2019

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.

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Cooling Properties

Coldness is primarily achieved by consistently circulating chilled groundwater through the interior of each structure and back into the cities water lines.

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redirection of air flow

thermal absorption

and of course shade

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Additive Manufacturing

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.

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