ecooler, the draft Mey and Boaz Kahn, is a kind of system of tiles connected by fittings creating a cooling grid that works by evaporating the water. The aesthetics of the project is that of one of the two landmarks of the Middle Eastern tradition used in this project: the Mashrabiya, an element
Designed by Triptyque and nicknamed Harmonia 57, this office building and artists' studio is nestled in a creative neighborhood on the west side of São Paulo. Two volumes make up the building, which is covered with a porous concrete skin with pockets to house the plants. A complex water recycling network collects rainwater and gray water for use in irrigation and sanitation, while a green roof helps minimize rainwater runoff.