Ceramic Bang IED represents an experimental project marking the turning point for the use of ceramics in various industries. It focuses on the exploration of future technological trends in the use of the ceramic, both physically and chemically. Furthermore, the students will investigate the ceramic innovative applications for ideating products and interventions with a strong social and sustainable impact. Heavy and large-scale distribution is mandatory for the products, on a timeframe from the present for the next 20 years. IED will display the projects during Tecnoargilla fair 2016 edition.
The concept is a new bus/tram/whatever stop area that thanks to ceramic properties has enhanced features. Its structure is designed to collect water from rains and be cleaned and given to people to drink while waiting. At the same time, some water refills the structure itself that works as a big fridge, allowing people to wait in a place cooler, developed from the pot-in-pot refrigerator concept. The best part that works completely without need of electricity.
All the structure is modular, therefore the city can decide how big every bus stop can be depending on the needs. It can be way longer to improve the collection of water and capability of people. The corners are transparent to allow people to see when buses are approaching without leaving the bus stop.
Below we can see how the use of Active Ceramic can improve a lot the bus stop itself.
In the next image we can see the section of the structure, from left to right:
Below a couple of pictures of IED stands at the fair. I worked on this project with a classmate, and friend, Sebastian Owczarek. We received an honorable mention for our project and we are pretty happy about it! More info about it can be found here (sorry, it’s in italian).