This Mobile Fashion Store Functions as a Statement on Safety

By: Mishal Omar - Jul 14, 2016
References: ko-oo.jp & archdaily
Emergency hoods in Japan are often used for protection against earthquakes and this unusual dome concept raises awareness of the "destructive power of earthquakes."

The emergency hoods are often used in schools in Japan and are made up of a cushioned material with waterproof zippers and magnets. The user slips the hood over their head in order to be protected from fire and debris in the event of an earthquake. The dome will work to raise awareness on the powerful nature of earthquakes and the importance of taking protective measures against them. It will be made up of 1000 emergency hoods that have been printed with various graphics for a beautiful kaleidoscopic effect. Once the dome is no longer needed, the hoods will be taken apart and donated to other countries that are prone to earthquakes.

This dome functions as simultaneously as an art piece, a social statement and a tool for the safety of others.