LR16 is giving an alternative for the current issues of operating with corpses after a disaster situation. It is designed to solve all the upcoming practical problems like material usage, lack of ergonomy, safety, but also to consider the emotional factors of the rescue workers, and the survivors. The special coffin serves to minimize contact with infected or dismembered corpses, simplifies stacking and storage. LR16 is a fully bio-degradable, durable construction, aligns to different cultural and religious differences and gives the last respect to the deceased ones.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART Interior Design & Textiles students have developed an innovative and multi-functional wearable dwelling in direct response to the Syrian refugee crisis, The brief was set by their tutors, Dr Harriet Harriss & Graeme Brooker. The garment is designed to adapt from a jacket with large storage pockets into a sleeping bag and also a tent. Student design team: Anne Sophie Geay (France) Gabriella Geagea (Lebanon) Cassie Buckhart (USA) Eve Hoffmann (Switzerland) Anna Duthie (Scotland) Hailey Darling (Canada) Zara Ashby (England) Ruben Van den Bossche & Giulia Silovy (Belgium).
Atelier J-AR is a public art studio that advocates ideas relating to the "Juxta" architecture fields. The team is passionate about architecture in a wider and comprehensive context, studying ideas that are often overlooked in the built environment around people. In their research studio, they focus on the phenomenal relationships among man-made tangibles (objects & environment) and the behaviours of people who fall near to, alongside or close to them, with the goal of reconnecting people with the environment.
Signal Ethic is an ultra-readable typography which includes 14 pictograms of the food allergies stipulated by the EU and the UN. It improves the actual global standards in food safety. As Otto Neurath once said "images unite, words divide". Pictograms and tourism are international. Moreover, eyesight problems are increasing, so Signal Ethic is thought also for that, bringing a typeface with extraordinary readability, even for people with cataracts. The 14 pictograms are included among the letters so it makes much easier and faster the fact of writing both text and pictograms.
winterHYDE is a life saving, fully insulated, and lightweight emergency tent which is women friendly, and designed for urban homeless, refugees and disaster-displaced families. It enables a single person, tool-less installation within fifteen minutes and is suitable for urban deployment as it does not need any anchoring. It is also designed for localized production, therefore able to create new livelihood opportunities, and reduce environmental footprints.
ShelterPack is a flat pack, easy to transport shelter which is 12 square meter and easy to assemble- can be built in just few hours. It can sustain a family of four for months following a disaster. Every unit features 4 single beds, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, and foldable dining table and storage spaces. Since the system is out of touch with ground, heat loss from the floor and blowing in wind are avoided. With its angle adjustable legs, system can be installed in sloping lands as well.