The Design and Technology Lab is a joint venture between the Industrial Design Programme at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Product Development Group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). The Lab is a cross-university education and research platform dedicated to interdisciplinary innovation projects.

Shinook is a retrofittable product for conventional radiators that allows the use of a heat pump without replacing the radiator. Consiting of fans and a vortex-generating cover, Shinook doubles heat dissipation through increased convection.

Shinook

Shinook is a retrofittable product for conventional radiators that allows the use of a heat pump without replacing the radiator. Consiting of fans and a vortex-generating cover, Shinook doubles heat dissipation through increased convection.

The Design and Technology Lab is a joint venture between the Industrial Design Programme at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Product Development Group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). The Lab is a cross-university education and research platform dedicated to interdisciplinary innovation projects.

When installing heat pumps in older buildings, all radiators normally have to be removed and replaced by more efficient models, which give off enough heat even at a lower heating water temperatures. This conversion involves considerable structural measures and high investment costs.

In cooperation with BS2 AG, Philipp Bühler (Bachelor, ZHdK) and Sarina Vetter (Master, ETHZ) developed a modular extension for old radiators that significantly increases their efficiency. Thus, devices can be operated at a lower flow temperature. Increased heat dissipation is achieved by using noiseless fans and a vortex-generating cover.

Shinook received the 2015 Migros Environmental Award. Its international honours include the nomination for the prestigious 2015 James Dyson Award.

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Studios Zürich, Basel

 

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©DTL, 2016

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