Baohua Sheng

Introduced by Willis Haviland Carrier in 1902, the first modern air conditioner has had radical impact. However, finding ways to cool the air in our interior environments is not a modern phenom. Using the natural cooling process of evaporation via terracotta, “Analog Cooler” imagines a low-fi approach to cooling that doesn’t rely on electricity or Freon, an extremely powerful greenhouse gas that damages our increasingly compromised ozone layer.