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ACFAD-C 'Cool Tree'

Area Coverage Fluctuating Airflow Device - Concept (ACFAD-C), dubbed the 'Cool Tree Concept' designed to produce an artificial breeze in an open office environment.

Investigating the impact of breeze-like airflow on the office environment and its relationship to worker productivity. Concept design was inspired by the human impulse to look to trees as indicators of wind conditions, and by the aesthetic desire to bring the outside, natural environment, indoors to our artificial worlds. The design attempts to merge the natural and synthetic, to bring elements of the outdoors inside to enhance the working environment both physically and psychologically. The subversive design plays on the physicality of a tree as indicator of wind conditions/ producer of wind conditions. Individual units mounted on 'branches' produces a breeze in any direction. A bank of small fans within each unit can produce light gusts, or surges of airflow and is controlled using a wing-profile, or Coanda Surface.

Industrial Designer // PhD Researcher @ The University of... Glasgow, United Kingdom