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Cooling Roof in California

Prototype for an evaporative roof for radiant cooling

This project is a research investigation on how to cool large-scale structures using water on the roof as a thermal insulator and solar reflector, including a prototype in Cherry Valley in California, USA.

The study culminates in a design of a big box structure that is as reduced in its formal manifestation as it is beautiful in its aesthetic simplicity.

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Reflected glory – the art of capturing the cooling power of water
 
Constructing Climate: Prototype for Evaporative Cooling Roof
 
Prizes for exciting ideas in Argentina, Ghana and the USA
 
“An exciting new idea for the pervasive phenomenon of the ‘big box’ warehouse”
 
Next Generation prizes: The future is in their hands
 
“The presence of the architectural object at the territorial scale”
 
Project Entry 2017 for North America
Project Details
Location
Cherry Valley, CA, USA
Authors
Georgina Baronian
Main Author
Georgina Baronian
Princeton University, USA
Prizes
Awards
Ideas prize 2018
Global
Awards
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2017
North America
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“An idea worthy of further exploration” – Stuart Smith
“An idea worthy of further exploration” – Stuart Smith

Ideas prize for “Cooling Roof” in the USA: Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury member, Stuart Smith, believes the …

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“Ingenious detail to achieve large-scale effect” – Marc Angélil
“Ingenious detail to achieve large-scale effect” – Marc Angélil

Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury member, Marc Angélil, considers the micro-level detail of the LafargeHolcim Awards …

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