Life-saving furniture during an earthquake. Intelligent, interconnected and interacting

  • Lucia Pietroni University of Camerino (Italy)
  • Jacopo Mascitti University of Camerino (Italy)
  • Daniele Galloppo University of Camerino (Italy)
Keywords: design for security, Internet of things, intelligent furniture, sustainable design, earthquake emergency

Abstract

In earthquake-affected areas, the process of securing historic buildings is complex, requires large investments and long lead times. A systemic and interdisciplinary approach to the design of ‘anti-seismic’ furniture for public contexts, such as schools and offices, in areas of high risk, could be an alternative solution for the protection of people, developing a system of smart and interconnected furniture capable of acting as a life-saving passive protection device. The furniture thus conceived becomes a product-service useful for safeguarding, locating and finding people under the rubble and monitoring the building. The Industrial Research project ‘S.A.F.E. – Sustainable design of anti-seismic furniture as smart life-saving systems during an earthquake’ is part of this scenario.

Author Biographies

Lucia Pietroni, University of Camerino (Italy)

Architect and PhD, she is a Full Professor in Industrial Design at the School of Architecture and Design. She carries out research mainly in the field of Design for environmental sustainability, bio-inspired design and design-led innovation processes.
E-mail: lucia.pietroni@unicam.it

Jacopo Mascitti, University of Camerino (Italy)

Architect and PhD, he is a Researcher in Industrial Design at the School of Architecture and Design. He carries out research activities mainly in the field of Design for environmental sustainability, with particular attention to innovative methodologies and processes inspired by nature.
E-mail: jacopo.mascitti@unicam.it

Daniele Galloppo, University of Camerino (Italy)

Designer, he is a PhD Candidate in Industrial Design at the School of Architecture and Design. He carries out research activities mainly in the field of Design for environmental sustainability, with particular attention to the contribution offered by innovative materials and production processes for the evolution of industrial products.
E-mail: daniele.galloppo@unicam.it

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ICT and IoT devices for student monitoring and localisation in case of collapse (credit: University of Camerino). AGATHÓN 10 | 2021
Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
Pietroni, L., Mascitti, J. and Galloppo, D. (2021) “Life-saving furniture during an earthquake. Intelligent, interconnected and interacting”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 10(online), pp. 218-229. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/10202021.
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Design | Research & Experimentation
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