Sun Container

By Florent Bouhey Fayolle

Florent Bouhey Fayolle, currently a student at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, created the Sun Container to capture solar energy to store and regularly release heat. The Sun Container is a 120W passive heater, storing heat in the slate fins that later release through the upper vents in the top of the insulating glass cloche. The young designer drew inspiration from the French Trombe wall, which also absorbed solar energy to release heat periodically through vents. The 2011 adaptation of the design utilizes environmental technology to heat rooms by saving energy. To see more of the designer’s ability to turn old into new, visit his website. –CR

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