Using a technique from the Egyptian era, Ant Studio has created an evaporative cooling system that is both low energy and cost efficient.
During the summer in India, factory workers suffer from intolerable workplace temperatures of up to 50°C, resulting in both social and economic productivity losses. To lower the temperature, Ant Studio has created an eco-friendly cooling installation that is both a sustainable and inexpensive alternative to electric AC, using earthen cones and water as the main components. By stacking the cones, a large surface area for cooling is created. The design then uses the air velocity from factory generators to facilitate the evaporative cooling, lowering the temperature by 6-8 degrees Celsius.