Designed in 2004 by Swiss and Italian aerospace architects Andreas Vogler and Arturo Vittori, the Desert Seal is an inflatable, anticlastic shaped tent for extreme heat environments.
A research project aimed at future space exploration, the technology is also applicable on earth. The Desert Seal design takes advantage of the specific temperature curve in hot arid regions, where air is considerably cooler the further it is from the earth’s surface. The same reason its presumed why the camel has such long legs.
The Desert Seal has an electric solar powered fan located at the top of the chimney structure, continuously blowing cool air into the tent to keeping the temperature at ground level cooler.