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Above: 1. XYZ.Connect by the readers vote winner for Architecture, Christine Rizik. / 2. Decisions of Tomorrow by the readers vote winner for Interior Architecture, Chelsea Dillon. / 3. Okina by the readers vote winner for Furniture, Mikiya Suzuki. / 4. Nurah by the readers winner for Design for Social Good, Sabhín O'Sullivan / 5. Marti, A Washing Machine That Grows With You by the readers vote winner for Industrial, Swasti Sethi / 6. Interactive Cooler by the readers vote winner for Product, Angela Perez Valero. / 7. Vibe Check by the readers vote winner for Service Design, Gianfranco Maccagnan.

Meet the Public Vote winners of the Architecture / Industrial / Interiors category in the i-D and ARTSTHREAD Global Design Graduate Show 2020! We're focusing on the Architecture, Interior Architecture, Furniture, Design For Social Good, Industrial, Product and Service Design projects that received the most public votes. Check out the projects also on i-D online.

Architecture

XYZ.Connect by Christine Rizk Batchelor of Architecture, American University in Dubai.

A study in social regeneration through architecture, XYZ.Connect aims to redesign nursing and retirement homes, to turn the usually dull spaces into hubs for social enrichment.



Connectivity is the primary solution to reverse the social deterioration experienced daily by the older generation. Nursing homes and retirement houses are often clinical and dull spaces where the ageing population is sent to wither away. Architecture can play a significant role in slowing that decline.

The reintegration of elders into the community begins with a site in an urban context in Dubai. The site in question is both strategically urban and tranquil to balance the needs of the older generation: situated at an intersection between Sheikh Zayed Rd, the Dubai Water Canal and Safa Park.

The aspect of accessibility is often overlooked in a design project or addressed to the minimum to follow code regulations. However, in elderly dedicated spaces, accessibility is a major issue. The concept aims to celebrate circulation by providing a fluid connection between the site’s three strong axes.

Interior Architecture

Decisions of Tomorrow by Chelsea Dillon, Interior Design BA Hons, University of Chester

 

GLOBAL DESIGN GRADUATE SHOW

The Decisions of Tomorrow is a series of pop up installations that will emerge throughout Chester City Centre creating a diverse and exciting trail for people to embark on.



The world in which we live is sadly becoming less, and less wild. The fragile ecosystems in which our planets wildlife exist are under attack. Mass global extinctions are quickly on their way to becoming a reality, Decisions of Tomorrow.

The Decisions of Tomorrow is a series of pop up installations that will emerge throughout Chester City Centre creating a diverse and exciting trail for people to embark on. It will highlight the challenges and hidden threats our world is currently facing. The installations will then pack up leaving the temporary locations untouched to embark on their next journey to tell the story on a global scale. The Installations will focus on each major factor that contributes to the loss of wildlife and habitats that could potentially lead to Animal Extinction.

Furniture

Okina by Mikiya Suzuki Product Design BFA, Parsons New School of Design.

Inspired a tradional Japanese fairytale, Okina is an intelligent lighting device offering three different light temperatures which reflect natural materials



Okina is the third iteration of the design aiming to making the bulb itself into the switch. The name and design is inspired by Taketori Monogatari, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter - an old Japanese fairytale. Okina is the name of the old bamboo cutter in the story who discovers princess Kaguya in a glowing bamboo plant.

The frame's design is inspired but the shape of slashed bamboos. The Okina offers three different temperatures of light; 3000k, 4000k and 5000k. The different tones create interactions with the fixture itself through the process of changing the bulbs alongside the lighting during the day. Each bulb is made of different materials that match the feel of the temperature. 3000k is ash wood, 4000k is marble and 5000k is powder coated steel. The bulbs use a copper connection. The bulb uses two G9 lamps to enhance the lumens yet keeping the bulb a moderate size. The bulb is about the size of a medium red bull can. The copper is located on tabs on the center to enable dual way lighting, and as a mechanical fastener.

Design For Social Good

Nurah by Sabhín O'Sullivan Industrial Design BDes National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

Over 2 million children die from respiratory-related infections every single year, Nurah is combatting this in the form of a specially designed kit which allows the remote monitoring of vital signs of newborn babies in low-resource countries.



Nurah is a kit that facilitates the remote monitoring of vital signs of newborn babies in low-resource countries. The kit includes a Snug Rug and a Monkey Monitor that records the baby’s heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature and displays them through a colour-coded system. The monitor connects to a smartphone app so carers can find out more in-depth information about the baby’s health.

Nurah brings playfulness to the healthcare sector while performing an important function. At home, it acts as an early warning system for parents. It notifies them when their child begins to show signs of illness so they can seek treatment in the early stages of the infection. I designed it to look like an object associated with babies to reflect the comforting role it is carrying out. It can also be used to monitor patients' vital signs in healthcare facilities, reducing nurses’ workload and enabling them to react faster to changes in patients’ health.

Industrial

Marti, A Washing Machine That Grows With You by Swasti Sethi, Industrial Design BA, Konstfack - University of Arts, Crafts and Design.

Marti is a sustainable washing unit, manufactured with durability and longevity at it's core.



Can the key to a sustainable future be appliances that last for generations?

Marti is a concept for a sustainable washing unit that grows with the user and lasts for generations. It is designed to be modular, customisable and easy to repair. The aim is to encourage longer usage lives of washing machines through enabling an active relationship between manufacturers and users.

Current linear economic models under which most appliance manufacturers function produce cheap products with short shelf lives, that have to be replaced frequently. Marti recommends a newer approach to the way we manufacture. Rather than designing for discard, it promotes designing for longevity. It promotes a system of ‘usership’ wherein manufacturers monetise on service and repair while creating durable and long lasting products.

Product

Interactive Cooler by Angela Perez Valero Interior Design Official Undergraduate Degree, IED Istituto Europeo Di Design, Madrid.

Interactive Cooler is a sensory toy for children which also helps the environment; with less waste materials it's designed especially for children to use for several years and is fully recyclable.



Interactive Cooler is a toy for children between 3 and 6 years old, which helps facilitate the conscious mind process (according to the Montessori methodology) and in sensory development. It’s in turn an air conditioner in summer time.

This product has a positive impact on the environment, contributing to the reduction on waste from common toys, manufactured with materials that are difficult to recycle and highly polluting, since this design will accompany children for several years, and could even accompany them in the later stages, such as a decorative design.

Service Design

Vibe Check by Gianfranco Maccagnan, Interaction Design BA Hons at Sheridan College.

Fusing fashion and technology, Vibe Check consists of two wearable devices which measure users heart rates, body temperature and and skin conductivity to synthesise into social cues to improve interpersonal communication.



Vibe Check is a set of two wearable devices that will aid in achieving interpersonal synchrony between two interacting users. The wearable devices will consist of measuring the user’s heart rate, body temperature, and skin conductivity, and use them as social cues to improve in communication through visuals and haptic feedback.

Vibe Check uses the concepts of Interpersonal Synchrony, the Social Presence theory and Computed Mediated Communication to provide another level to face-to-face communication.

It consists of a pulse sensor, temperature, and galvanic skin response (GSR). The device will communicate an increase in engagement, excitement and arousal by interpreting the wearer's body temperature and GSR. This is shown through lighting in the garment, an increase in body temperature will increase the brightness of the lighting, while an increase in GSR increases the saturation of the lighting.

With voting for the i-D x ARTSTHREAD Global Design Graduate Show now closed, the judges are now deliberating to pick their winners of the competition.

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Above: 1. XYZ.Connect by the readers vote winner for Architecture, Christine Rizik. / 2. Decisions of Tomorrow by the readers vote winner for Interior Architecture, Chelsea Dillon. / 3. Okina by the readers vote winner for Furniture, Mikiya Suzuki. / 4. Nurah by the readers winner for Design for Social Good, Sabhín O'Sullivan / 5. Marti, A Washing Machine That Grows With You by the readers vote winner for Industrial, Swasti Sethi / 6. Interactive Cooler by the readers vote winner for Product, Angela Perez Valero. / 7. Vibe Check by the readers vote winner for Service Design, Gianfranco Maccagnan.

Meet the Public Vote winners of the Architecture / Industrial / Interiors category in the i-D and ARTSTHREAD Global Design Graduate Show 2020! We're focusing on the Architecture, Interior Architecture, Furniture, Design For Social Good, Industrial, Product and Service Design projects that received the most public votes. Check out the projects also on i-D online.

Architecture

XYZ.Connect by Christine Rizk Batchelor of Architecture, American University in Dubai.

A study in social regeneration through architecture, XYZ.Connect aims to redesign nursing and retirement homes, to turn the usually dull spaces into hubs for social enrichment.



Connectivity is the primary solution to reverse the social deterioration experienced daily by the older generation. Nursing homes and retirement houses are often clinical and dull spaces where the ageing population is sent to wither away. Architecture can play a significant role in slowing that decline.

The reintegration of elders into the community begins with a site in an urban context in Dubai. The site in question is both strategically urban and tranquil to balance the needs of the older generation: situated at an intersection between Sheikh Zayed Rd, the Dubai Water Canal and Safa Park.

The aspect of accessibility is often overlooked in a design project or addressed to the minimum to follow code regulations. However, in elderly dedicated spaces, accessibility is a major issue. The concept aims to celebrate circulation by providing a fluid connection between the site’s three strong axes.

Interior Architecture

Decisions of Tomorrow by Chelsea Dillon, Interior Design BA Hons, University of Chester

 

GLOBAL DESIGN GRADUATE SHOW

The Decisions of Tomorrow is a series of pop up installations that will emerge throughout Chester City Centre creating a diverse and exciting trail for people to embark on.



The world in which we live is sadly becoming less, and less wild. The fragile ecosystems in which our planets wildlife exist are under attack. Mass global extinctions are quickly on their way to becoming a reality, Decisions of Tomorrow.

The Decisions of Tomorrow is a series of pop up installations that will emerge throughout Chester City Centre creating a diverse and exciting trail for people to embark on. It will highlight the challenges and hidden threats our world is currently facing. The installations will then pack up leaving the temporary locations untouched to embark on their next journey to tell the story on a global scale. The Installations will focus on each major factor that contributes to the loss of wildlife and habitats that could potentially lead to Animal Extinction.

Furniture

Okina by Mikiya Suzuki Product Design BFA, Parsons New School of Design.

Inspired a tradional Japanese fairytale, Okina is an intelligent lighting device offering three different light temperatures which reflect natural materials



Okina is the third iteration of the design aiming to making the bulb itself into the switch. The name and design is inspired by Taketori Monogatari, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter - an old Japanese fairytale. Okina is the name of the old bamboo cutter in the story who discovers princess Kaguya in a glowing bamboo plant.

The frame's design is inspired but the shape of slashed bamboos. The Okina offers three different temperatures of light; 3000k, 4000k and 5000k. The different tones create interactions with the fixture itself through the process of changing the bulbs alongside the lighting during the day. Each bulb is made of different materials that match the feel of the temperature. 3000k is ash wood, 4000k is marble and 5000k is powder coated steel. The bulbs use a copper connection. The bulb uses two G9 lamps to enhance the lumens yet keeping the bulb a moderate size. The bulb is about the size of a medium red bull can. The copper is located on tabs on the center to enable dual way lighting, and as a mechanical fastener.

Design For Social Good

Nurah by Sabhín O'Sullivan Industrial Design BDes National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

Over 2 million children die from respiratory-related infections every single year, Nurah is combatting this in the form of a specially designed kit which allows the remote monitoring of vital signs of newborn babies in low-resource countries.



Nurah is a kit that facilitates the remote monitoring of vital signs of newborn babies in low-resource countries. The kit includes a Snug Rug and a Monkey Monitor that records the baby’s heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature and displays them through a colour-coded system. The monitor connects to a smartphone app so carers can find out more in-depth information about the baby’s health.

Nurah brings playfulness to the healthcare sector while performing an important function. At home, it acts as an early warning system for parents. It notifies them when their child begins to show signs of illness so they can seek treatment in the early stages of the infection. I designed it to look like an object associated with babies to reflect the comforting role it is carrying out. It can also be used to monitor patients' vital signs in healthcare facilities, reducing nurses’ workload and enabling them to react faster to changes in patients’ health.

Industrial

Marti, A Washing Machine That Grows With You by Swasti Sethi, Industrial Design BA, Konstfack - University of Arts, Crafts and Design.

Marti is a sustainable washing unit, manufactured with durability and longevity at it's core.



Can the key to a sustainable future be appliances that last for generations?

Marti is a concept for a sustainable washing unit that grows with the user and lasts for generations. It is designed to be modular, customisable and easy to repair. The aim is to encourage longer usage lives of washing machines through enabling an active relationship between manufacturers and users.

Current linear economic models under which most appliance manufacturers function produce cheap products with short shelf lives, that have to be replaced frequently. Marti recommends a newer approach to the way we manufacture. Rather than designing for discard, it promotes designing for longevity. It promotes a system of ‘usership’ wherein manufacturers monetise on service and repair while creating durable and long lasting products.

Product

Interactive Cooler by Angela Perez Valero Interior Design Official Undergraduate Degree, IED Istituto Europeo Di Design, Madrid.

Interactive Cooler is a sensory toy for children which also helps the environment; with less waste materials it's designed especially for children to use for several years and is fully recyclable.



Interactive Cooler is a toy for children between 3 and 6 years old, which helps facilitate the conscious mind process (according to the Montessori methodology) and in sensory development. It’s in turn an air conditioner in summer time.

This product has a positive impact on the environment, contributing to the reduction on waste from common toys, manufactured with materials that are difficult to recycle and highly polluting, since this design will accompany children for several years, and could even accompany them in the later stages, such as a decorative design.

Service Design

Vibe Check by Gianfranco Maccagnan, Interaction Design BA Hons at Sheridan College.

Fusing fashion and technology, Vibe Check consists of two wearable devices which measure users heart rates, body temperature and and skin conductivity to synthesise into social cues to improve interpersonal communication.



Vibe Check is a set of two wearable devices that will aid in achieving interpersonal synchrony between two interacting users. The wearable devices will consist of measuring the user’s heart rate, body temperature, and skin conductivity, and use them as social cues to improve in communication through visuals and haptic feedback.

Vibe Check uses the concepts of Interpersonal Synchrony, the Social Presence theory and Computed Mediated Communication to provide another level to face-to-face communication.

It consists of a pulse sensor, temperature, and galvanic skin response (GSR). The device will communicate an increase in engagement, excitement and arousal by interpreting the wearer's body temperature and GSR. This is shown through lighting in the garment, an increase in body temperature will increase the brightness of the lighting, while an increase in GSR increases the saturation of the lighting.

With voting for the i-D x ARTSTHREAD Global Design Graduate Show now closed, the judges are now deliberating to pick their winners of the competition.

ARTS THREAD Newsletter

Of
Interest