Employing technology to capture wasted heat and form sustainably comfortable and livable cities.
+ STREET ADDED VALUE
As opposed to concentrating design to one area, our plug-ins hope to increase street value throughout the city in a dispersed, efficient, and deployable manner
+ CLOSING ENERGY LOOPS
By addressing the "end" of energy that some might call waste, we hope to truly engage and improve circular energy systems
+COMFORT & WELLBEING
Focusing on public outdoor space can help improve mental well-being in urban life, and is a key step towards realizing a resilient future city
Our Street Plug-In Solutions transform wasted heat to make better streets.
Easy to deploy
We are currently in the prototyping phase for our Model A 1:1 heated bench
looking for private and public partnerships for a pilot project
expected construction January 2022
Identifying and measurering heat leakages.
Installing technology to collect wasted heat and channel it where it is needed.
Assembling suitable street furniture plug-in.
We work with cities on:
Heat Release Monitoring in NYC
W57th & 5th Ave
W57th & 5th Ave
W60th & 6th Ave
HTH is an MIT-born venture founded in 2020. It is being developed as part of the School of Planning and Architecture's accelerator program; DesignX. We are four Masters of Architecture students at MIT and Columbia University. Ous has a background in Physics and Architecture from the University of Toronto, Angela studied Architecture & Theory at Princeton University whilst Jules and Latifa pursued an Architecture degree at the University of Bath. As a team, we are excited about tapping into excess heat sources and exploring the possibilities of neglected yet valuable space across cities.
Chief Design Officer
Ous Abou Ras
Chief Technical Officer
Chief Financial Officer
We are always looking for ways to improve our products and work with others! If your values align and would like to engage, feel free to contact us, or follow us on Instagram at @harnesstheheat.