This new-generation outdoor camping tent features two impressive design accents that enable the structure to be independent energy-wise. This includes the Solar-Air Tube system as well as the Sound Drum.
The Solar-Air Tube has a dual-layer structure that enables it to generate solar-powered electricity from one layer and ventilate air from the other layer at the same time. There is a fan at each end of the tube and natural airflow mechanism is employed. Thus, during winter, the air ventilation system keeps the tent interior warm. During summer, the upper fan absorbs and blows out the hot air from the tent to keep it cool. The Sound Drum captures sounds such as raindrops, wind, birds, bugs and more. It consists of two symmetric funnels connected together. The exterior funnel is placed outside the tent to capture the sounds of nature while the interior funnel channels the sounds into the tent. These components of the Sound Drum can be operated using electricity generated by the organic solar cell on the outer funnel.
Designer: Shim Jieun, Won Boram, Oh Seobin, Kook Soo Jeong, Seok Jiyoung
This design is a 2015 Red Dot Award winner. Source: yankodesign