the art of natural cooling

Tradition meets Technology

biomimicking nature

The Art of Natural Air Cooling

Nature has some of the best secrets that inspired poets, artists, and scientists alike. Understanding how cooling works in nature and learning from it is the inspiration behind the designs of our products.

sustainable solutions
cooling earth using earth

Air, Handmade.

Since ancient times, earthen pots have been used for cooling water. The same can be done to cool the air. Combining Art with traditional methods, we are able to provide cooling solutions that are both artistic and all-natural.

coolant and beyond
ant studio

What if Buildings can Breathe?

With sensitive-environmental-friendly designs and thoughtful choice of materials, Ant Studio focuses on building a sustainable lifestyle that is not only good for our health and well-being; but also has reduced negative impacts on our surroundings.

why coolant?

CoolAnt is an Artistic, All-Natural,  Air Cooling Solution.

our mission

Adding Innovation
to Traditional Techniques

what's your coolant?

Traditionally natural cooling techniques have been used for thousands of years before mechanical cooling systems were invented in the previous century. As a startup, our vision is to re-adapt traditional methods of cooling using new tools and technological research, in support of initiatives against global warming. CoolAnt products consume less energy and no chemicals. Unlike other conventional cooling systems such as air conditioners and air coolers, that consume high amounts of energy and water, Coolant is an innovative practice that is both energy and water-efficient.

Beehive Facade

Majority of the heat gain in the buildings is through roofs and building facades. The Beehive is a modular facade unit that cools your space through a combination of evaporative cooling and natural ventilation. Envelope cooling is the practice of using various passive/ active cooling techniques to reduce the heat gain through the building envelope. This in turn reduces the cooling load of the spaces inside and results in energy savings. Using the Beehive as a second skin for your facade, which is thoughtfully designed to reduce the cooling demand of your spaces drastically, you can save energy & electricity bills.
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Custom Installations

Have you ever thought of a hybrid cooling system for atriums, public spaces, factories etc. where an artistic solution could work together with other cooling systems reducing their load? Our idea is to provide solutions for such areas that gain heat where regular solutions fail to succeed. Cutting the heat right at the source, Terracotta has high heat resistance and can last longer compared to other cooling pads. It is a perfect fit for high temperature zones.
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Personal Cooling

Ether is a new approach to cooling through personal cooling. Air conditioning the whole room consumes a lot of energy. What if we create a cool bubble around us instead of cooling the whole space? Ether is a portable unit which effectively cools the micro space around you instead of the whole room, thus reducing the energy consumption as a whole. Smart Hack! - With Ether placed at your most favourite space, like your work station or table, you can set your air conditioner at 28-30 degrees and enjoy a cool breeze in the area that you use the most! With a provision for your favorite plant, Ether also humidifies the spaces which is good for skin in dry summers!
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the cooling paradox

Cooling the World is warming the Planet.

Apart from harmful emissions and elevating global warming potential, air conditioning is only limited to closed and indoor spaces. The inherent functioning of air conditioners releases heat into the surroundings, thus creating ‘heat islands’ in cities. Increase in temperatures in turn demands more cooling in our built spaces. Emissions and heat dissipations have a ‘butterfly effect’ in warming up the macro-climate, leading to what we can call the ‘Cooling Paradox’.

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Graph showing global annual CO2 emissions
Source: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre (CDIAC); Global Carbon Project (GCP);

More CO2 was released in the atmosphere in 2 days in 2019 than the entire year in 1902,
when the air conditioner was invented.

1 bn.
air conditioners required by 2050
100 mn.
tonnes of CO2 released every year
381 mn.
of plastic waste produced every year
of energy in buildings used by ac
its awesome to re-adapt

Towards a Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle

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Trendy! & Traditional.

Low Energy Demand

With envelope Cooling, CoolAnt reduces the load of other cooling systems too, reducing electricity bills.

Local & Green

Made from earth using traditional craft by local artisans, every aspect of this product is nature friendly.

Healthy & Pure

Natural and Cross Ventilation in our spaces, leads to better air quality, the air is not only cool but also fresh, enhancing air quality!

Customisable, robust
& durable

With modular pots and flexible framework, it is possible to arrange CoolAnt as per individuals needs and aesthetics.

Outdoor, semi-outdoor & indoor solution

CoolAnt can be installed in open expanses like parks; and semi-open areas like cafeterias as well.

Functional Art!
Integrated with Facade

CoolAnt can reduce the heat absorbed by the building due to its insulation properties and also acts as a cool facade.

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featured stories

Indian architect turns to bees and terracotta to design innovative cooling system

Monish Siripurapu’s air cooling system may be based on the design of a beehive but the Indian innovator’s inspiration did not come while he was striding through fields of flowers. He was actually in a stifling hot factory in New Delhi, where he was doing some design work. “There was a huge diesel generator in the factory that used to throw out a lot of heat. The client wanted to screen the heat b
World Economic Forum

This Indian company built a zero-energy air conditioner

It uses clay pipes and water to cool the air around it. Terracotta tubes are stacked in a metal cage. Water is poured over them twice a day. The porous pipes soak up water, then slowly release moisture back into the air. This evaporation cools the

India has a looming air con headache. Does antiquity hold the solution?

As the climate crisis makes the world hotter, people are looking to stay cool. By 2050, there could be three times as many air conditioning units on the planet as there were in 2018. But are an estimated 5.6 billion units
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