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Shelter for Addicted

Seokyung Jeong, Seondae Kim / Republic of Korea

Describe a marginalized person you choose.

  • Age   25

  • Sex   Male

  • The person’s major condition you are trying to deal with.

1. Dan is a young man who uses his cellphone whenever he has time, showing symptoms of anxiety if he doesn't have a cell phone in his hands. He works at a coffee shop, five times a week, six hours a day, and because it allows lot of free time, he has access to phone even when his working. On average, he uses his cell phone for more than 13 hours a day, meaning he never let go of his phone except when his asleep. He usually plays games, watches video clips, and check SNS. He thinks he's resting while using his cell phone, but he's brain and mind is actually on a working state all the time because the brain treats dealing with information he intakes while using the phone as a work to process. This causes the brain to fatigue, which usually leaves him in a state of daze.

2. As time on the cell phone increases, he spends less time meeting people or communicating in real life, and it becomes easier to experience and communicate the world through a mobile phone by himself. Stimulating images and content also reduce a person's ability to control his brain, making him feel dull and less empathetic. This leaves a sense of emptiness, lacking, and lacking the essential requirements of a person who is a social animal.

3. The posture of using a cell phone can strain the spine and neck bones and cause back disks. His usual lack of exercise has added to his bad posture hardened by cell phone use, and the loss of sight from staring at the screen for a long time, which has made his life more lethargic.

  • Describe the design intent for the chosen person.

1. When you see the scenery, you think about putting it on social media rather than actually seeing it through your eyes, and Dan is also busy putting the world on a small screen. He needs a deliberate break from reckless cell phone use. By putting a mobile phone into a lighting system that works using the mobile phone's flashlight function, it encourages Dan to be free from the phone and focus on the healing and relaxation while enjoying the experience in the shelter.

2. Repeated patterns created in nature allow people to have mental and psychological stability and relaxation just by staring at it. By getting off from the small screen and emptying his thoughts and staring at the space unit's wobbly water pattern, it allows him to focus on the best and calming present state, free from other distractions. The pattern of water is made by sound frequency of water with various HZs that give people a sense of stability.

3. The shelter's twisted tunnel shape makes the pattern of water reflected on the wall more three-dimensional, creating excitement for the user. The chair also allows the body to lean against the wall and stare into the sky, to make dan easier to empty his brain for a while. Gap between the modules on the wall circulate the air and allow subtle natural light to enter, creating a space to be much more refreshing.

4. The 16 round triangular units were rotated by 4° as it is stacked. Selection of materials were Styrofoam applied with cement paint to give the impression of cement, which makes the depth of meditation space deep and heavy in the eyes but are light and easy to transport. Triangular shaped units are designed to be used in other situation considering the main concept of shelter. Its purpose is to encourage and be useful in a situations and activities where phone is not needed. In a singular mode, it can be a simple stool and depending on the shape combination of triangles, it can be used as a furniture needed for outdoor activities such as reading or picnic.

 

Design Statement

Topic_Shelter for cell phone addicts providing synesthesia rest


Concept_Provide Calming experience by looking at the repetitive pattern of water projected on
wall and listening to quiet repetitive sound frequency. The Shelter provides a wide range of sensory
relaxation.


Design Development
Form_Triangular unit is stacked repeatedly to fo rm a shape of pagoda. Each unit rises with a rotation of 4 degrees each time it is stacked, with about 3 cm of space between each unit. The rotating of units forms a smooth curve on both outside and inside, which is intended to fit into the concept , healing and relaxation. Light and air circulate through the inlet between the unit spacing to provide a calm yet pleasant space.


Program_By designing a system where the flashlight of the user's mobile phone is used as lighting of structure, it limits t he habitual behavior of modern people using the phone whenever they have time , by not letting them use it when they are to fully experience the shelter. The light projects a water plate that vibrates according to sound frequency and that repetitive pattern of water is projected on the wall. The user sits in a chair designed to look up to the ceiling when seated, resting while listening to repetitive patterns and sounds.
 

User Experience Order
1. Enter the Shelter.
2. Switch on the flash and insert the phone into the lower part of the lighting system to illuminate the space.
3. Sitting in a chair, glaze the pattern that forms on the walls and ceilings, and take a rest while listening to the calming music.


Material_dirvit styrofoam, drivit mesh, concrete paint, Iron


Re usable Units
Each unit are designed to be used in other situation considering the main concept of shelter. Its purpose is to encourage and be useful in a situations and activities where phone is not needed. In a singular mode, it can be a simple stool and depending on the shape combination of triangles, it can be used as a structure needed for outdoor activities such as reading or picnic.