Now here's another design inspired from old traditional practices frankly saying - 'who says old concepts doesn't have any more room in this modern world'.
Designed by Mey Kahn and Boaz Kahn, this screen and cooling system is a fusion of two Arabic design and concept, permitting air to pass through while cooling the room at the same time.
They named this the ECOoler. Its main design was inspired from the traditional Mid-Eastern screen and partitioning design called the Mashrabiya, that not only divides a space and prevents people from going inside the room, it also permits the passage of air.
Combining this elaborate design with another Mid-Eastern concept, the Jara, it then not only permits the passage of air but cools it further at the same time. Like the Jara that holds water which seeps out through its clay body and cools the air around it through evaporation, the ECOoler also holds water in its molded clay body and works the same way.
It's a very smart concept of combining to old traditional design. Just thinking about it is making me feel a lot cooler. I do believe that this is a very workable design concept and if further developed would really help promote natural and passive cooling methods in a structure. They should change the material of the nozzles and connections though because it's a bit of an eye sore, just my opinion.