Ryuichi Tabu's Tree-Shaped Air Conditioner, 'Breath'
Ryuichi Tabu has conceptualized a tree-shaped air conditioning system that works from ground heat and the Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) system. The branching design of the unit would allow air to circulate more freely and within a wider range than with traditional air conditioners, as the reaching branches control the airflow.
The unit would also feature a filtering system that works to remove dust and particulates, as well as either dehumidify or humidify the air, based on the outside temperature and moisture content. The resulting air is humidity-controlled, purified, temperature-controlled as well as imbued with negative ions and far infrared radiation, which is said to duplicate the healthy frequencies of our own cells. Top that off with the AC's lovely presentation and it's not only practical but also artful, with great potential for both public and private spheres.