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'Microclimates' from PostlerFerguson is Made from Printed Sand

By: Michael Hines - Published:   Updated: Jul 26 2011 • References: postlerferguson & dezeen
Dubai may have a new way to keep cool if 'Microclimates' from PostlerFerguson ever goes from concept to reality. This conceptual city cooler is made out of sand and uses evaporation to cool the air.

Microclimates from PostlerFerguson is made from 3D printed sand held together with a magnesium binding agent. Water would be pumped into Microclimates which would then evaporate from the perforations and cool the air.

Implications - Such a service or concept would definitely be received positively by the populations of countries that experience hot climates throughout the entire year. Could this concept be the end of the energy-sucking air conditioner?

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