‘Play pod’ is a conception designed for kids to play outside while still being in a safe environment. As life with coronavirus continues, kids are remaining at home and longing for outdoor activities. To address the physical activities during the pandemic, play pods help place the safety and entertainment in one piece. Individual pods are designed with different activities for kids to rope in with joyfulness. Designed to express ‘less is more’ functionality- easy movability, complete sanitisation, modular entity and multi-play handling creates an interesting and interactive play space.
Play pod is a modular unit where the framework itself holds an activity merging with others. The interactive play space has a hand sanitiser next to the entry and a mist sanitiser that disinfects the pod wholly. Different pods comes with different floor options- a sand pit or rubberised tiles with games.
How to use:
1. At the entry, user presses the button, and the sprinkler above the frame disinfects the pod with a mist sanitiser spray. Sanitisation should be done before and after every use. 2. Then, users sanitize their hands with the no-touch hand sanitizer next to the gate. 3. After 3-4 minutes when spray settles and dries, the kid/kids can enter the pod without any concern.
Materiality has been structured through sustainability, and also, a greater sense of materials were derived keeping the contact of corona virus on the surface. The boundary wall in cardboard tubes are moulded along the outer aluminium framework, incorporating the copper pipes for sanitisation. All materials are lightweight and recyclable- environment friendly. Cardboard tubes are low cost, fire resistant and ones treated with sealer are extremely weather proof. The virus on copper remains for 4hrs, aluminum for 4-8hrs and cardboard for 24hrs, creating a safer and better environment.