Low-tech timber-frame Passive-Radiator
An itinerant project designed to be outfitted around an active volcano in the coldest area in Costa Rica.
Analysis of wind flow around the building’s body. Rock formations make up a 1.2 meters tall circle, which generates an aerodynamic shape in the point of greater barometric pressure.
Broken but symmetric geometry facilitates the ever-flowing wind from the Irazú volcano. By avoiding rough breaks humidity accumulations are a constraint in the outer surface.
Mass projects as a minimalistic shape that doesn’t remark entries or salient oddities.
It is sealed from the outside and camouflages due to its reflective surfaces. Internally, angles promote the entry of solar radiation and reduce the corners that would trap air.
Isolation layers create an effect opposite to an automobile’s radiator maximizing the exposed surface to the internal heat of the meditation room. These wooden-frame panels sealed with tensile, TensoFlex-like, structures trap hot air, limiting the convection process and aiding the accumulation of thermal charge.