Friday, 5 November 2010
Ornament Against Crime : Editable Personal Space
Function: the armour prevents the violation of personal space in crowded environments.
Principal idea: creating a reclusive environment that allows the occupant to regain control over their social interactions
Reacting to the natural movements of the occupant the armour offers a separation from uncontrolled physical interactions.
The circular distribution of the perimeter loops allows the force of the impact to be distributed evenly around the subject. As the coiled wire is compressed it exerts opposite reaction force on the intrusion of personal space. The force exerted on the armour is distributed around the occupant through the elastic deformation of the perimeter loops. The tension in the wire allows the ornament to deform elastically in a crowded environment and always return to its original form.