Punctum’s Public Cooling House combines a contemporary interpretation of desert architecture with natural materials and cooling practices to create a poetic system of public cooling.

Drawing from simple and ancient evaporative cooling techniques and including soothing cooling pools, it presents ‘water works’ by exceptional artists responding to how we might contend with heat waves, water scarcity and brown outs.

A biologist might say it is a semi permeable system of ‘membranes’ surrounding fluid living systems.

For audiences in a climate change setting, it’s a cool place for a hot future.