A semi-active cooling system of modular containers
for storing, sorting and transporting
perishable foods and medicines.
+ helps reduce food waste
+ can keep food cool and hot
+ quick and easy access
+ use-specific modularity through adaptable spaces
+ naturally intuitive storage zones
+ saves energy
+ allows active & passive cooling
+ fits universal cargo norms
+ integrates into a circular economy
+ smaller physical footprint
+ integrates eco-friendly materials
+ thinner walls through aerogel isolation
+ comes in multiple colors
Preventing Food Waste
• Sorting food according to a users personal scheme
makes it less likely to be forgotten about.
• Temperature zones are determined by the position of the module.
• Zones can be experienced and used intuitively.
• With a lower temperature fluctuation (i.e. from a large door) foods conserve for a longer period of time.
• Separate modules are easier to clean (harbor less germs).
Use of Energy
• Opening separate shelf compartments, leaves a small space for warmth to enter.
• Using the folding hatches makes for an even quicker access time.
• Replacing hazardous PUR for insulation, the silicat based Aerogel™ is known to show even better thermo-conductive results, leading to an overall reduced need for cooling.
Improving the Product-Life-Cycle
• The inherent interchangeability of modules prevents the complete disposal of the whole system.
• The compact design of conventional cooling elements also separates
a large material volume from being treated as hazardous waste.
• The standardized dimensions of the product allows for a smooth integration into a service based economy.
• The compatability of each module facilitates encounters between users of the same product and increases the products resale value which leads to competition with collaborative structures (alternative marketplaces like Ebay) and incentivizes the producer to improve their service, warranties or might even create opportunities for buybacks.
• The possibility of buying the modules step by step over time
eases the burden of expenditure for less-wealthy users.
• It also creates a more needs-focused and open market to the low-income demographic.
Working with modules allows for more divers application.
Espacially in the realm of logistics.
Why not make a backpack out of a cooler bag!