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Cool structure designed for hot climates

Landscapes | March 19, 2010 | By:

A traveling fabric-clad exhibition structure has been designed by the European design firm Architecture and Vision, to take advantage of natural cooling strategies and low-embodied energy materials such as fabric.

“Mobile Village” represents a system of traveling exhibition pavilions that features eco-sustainable functions and technologies, such as fabric mesh sun protection, flexible and integrated solar cells, responsive roof ventilation that draws cooler air in from above, and a lightweight aluminum exoskeleton for ease of transport.

Architecture and Vision’s Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler have conceived this prototype for an exhibition and education pavilion about Human Rights to tour throughout the Arab world. Its vertical egg-shaped tent form is a new interpretation of the culture of nomadic tents and wind towers for natural cooling found historically in the Middle East.

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