These Rooftop Structures Help to Deflect Heat and Ease Pollution

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 20, 2015
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'Clouds Observatory' is a system of rooftop structures that help to deflect heat and reduce pollution in urban areas. Despite having lower carbon footprints than their suburban counterparts, city dwellers must combat the issue of heat islands in urban centers. This innovative design strategy helps fight heat pollution in a simple yet effective manner.

Clouds Observatory is a system of rooftop structures designed by Spanish architect Nina Gonzalez Vives. The system consist of a series of plastic clouds that help to deflect heat and cool outdoor temperatures. The pods are installed on rooftops, which allows them to regulate outdoor temperatures by withdrawing dense air from the atmosphere. Not only do these pods help ease pollution, but they also provide a functional space for people to enjoy the cityscape.

The innovative cooling system demonstrates one tool that cities can use to combat urban heat pollution.