USC School of Architecture - 402B
In the topic studio "Wetsuits," led by Roland Wahlroos-Ritter, we were tasked with designing a building facade that would pioneer new ways to think about the relationship of water and architecture.
My proposal, Air Drinker, came about from extensive research into the Mediterranean climate of Los Angeles and its relatively stable dew-point throughout the year. It is a building skin that actively condenses a supplemental water supply from the atmosphere above a drought-stricken city. Enveloping its tower like a cloud, it never stops raining.
The final design was developed through a series of prototypes that investigated the potential of low-voltage thermoelectric cooling units for active condensing.
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