Cool Oculus – innovative ways to make buildings comfortable

Spiraling and swiveling, the large, metal structure currently sitting in the lobby of Princeton University’s School of Architecture opens and closes like a blossom. An aluminum blossom with sharp, louvered blades for petals. It’s a Cool Oculus, a high-tech chimney prototype that uses passive cooling techniques to keep a building comfortable in a desert climate. It integrates two passive cooling strategies into one architectural system.These complement one another on a day-night cycle in a des...
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