Art installation- Art installation designed for a public square dedicated to the ‘corona warriors’ who are working selflessly to fight against this pandemic. Concept ‘k+rage’ highlights the expression ‘courage’ and dedication shown by the frontline workers. It pays a tribute to then while reminding that we still need to stay strong as the fight continues. The colour yellow/gold signifies ‘triumph’ and an array of colours attempts to delineate ‘positivity’ and ‘hope’. The material suggested is aluminium as it’s highly eco-friendly but at the same time it’s one of the few materials where the virus stays for about 4-8hrs. Aluminium is lightweight, durable and 100% recyclable. The flooring demarcates makings for social distancing-conveying respect to the corona warriors by maintaining social distancing.
Kids play pods- ‘Play pod’ is a conception designed for kids to play outside while still being in a safe environment. As life with corona virus continues, kids are remaining at home and longing for the 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.
Framing: Play pod is a modular unit where the framework itself holds an activity merging with others. The interactive play space hasa 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.
Materials: 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.