Qwork Pod Office Furniture by Mohamed Mostafa Radwan

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Qwork Pod

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Office Furniture

INSPIRATION:
With the world under lock-down for an extended period of time, some essential businesses still has to keep at least the bare minimum of its workforce, working physically on site to provide necessary and vital supplies for the health supply chain. Qworkntine envisions a solution for these essential businesses and production lines, by providing safe isolated pods for workers who has to be physically located at their workplaces, where they can work while avoiding the risk of infection.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Qwork pod is an anti-infection Hexagonal hive like office solution, which offers flexibility to suit different spatial needs, and can be customized to fit any office layout. It features an automatic handless airtight acrylic door, controlled by facial recognition, and ventilation fans with built-in air purifiers. The pod is envisioned as made of hygiene friendly non-porous nanomaterials that protect the pod user from viral infection.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The pod owner approaches the pod, it detects his/her face, it automatically operates, opening the door, operating the fans and filters, and turning on the light. It shuts the door automatically upon entry, and stays operative for as long as the work time continues. Upon leaving the pod the pod shuts down and doesn't open until he/she returns.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Project started in March 2020 in Cairo, and ended in April 2020 in Cairo.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Pod features a solid body made of polymethyl methacrylate and natural mineral aluminum hydroxide composite, with improved thermoplastic mouldability, and improved hygienic properties. The outer body of the pod is coated in Nano-based antiviral antibacterial coating, to prevent the transmission of disease between high touch surfaces. Another alternative to the coating, is using Graphene oxide (GO) sheets with silver particles in the cladding the pods, to prevent viral infection.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The Qwork Pod is a hexagonal unit of dimensions 250 cm (W) by 220 cm (L) by 250 cm (H). It is made of a solid polymethyl methacrylate or (PMMA) & natural mineral aluminum hydroxide (ATH) composite and natural pigments, such composites are extremely resistance to dirt, viruses, bacteria and numerous chemicals and are used normally in healthcare sector for its hygienic properties. The pods features an automatic handle-less airtight acrylic door, controlled by facial recognition, and ventilation fans with built-in air HEPA filters.

TAGS:
Office, Pods, Corona Virus, Covid19, Workplace

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Research was done on the methods of infection of Covid19. The research took place online from trusted medical sources, relying mainly on the World Health Organization data and other respected international medical organizations. Studies on the Antiviral Coatings that can prevent COVID-19 Like Pandemics was also referred to.

CHALLENGE:
The main design problem addressed was how to offer protection from Covid19 infection to essential workers.

ADDED DATE:
2020-09-29 15:10:19

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Mohamed Mostafa Radwan, 2020.

Visit the following page to learn more: https://mradwan.net/
CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Mohamed Radwan

PROFILE:
Mohamed Radwan, is an international award winning architect and multidisciplinary designer. Radwan is the Founder of his own name brand M Radwan Designs, where he is focused on architecture, interiors, product design and experimental design. Radwan is deeply passionate about experimenting with the fusion of Egyptian heritage with contemporary design trends, and using Design Thinking as a problem solving method, to achieve innovative design solutions. Recently Radwan has won DNA Paris Design Awards 2020, for Qwork, an anti-covid19 office pods system design.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Qwork Pod Office Furniture by Mohamed Mostafa Radwan is a Nominee in Office Furniture Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Qwork Pod Office Furniture by Mohamed Mostafa Radwan is Winner in Office Furniture Design Category, 2020 - 2021.



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