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Galleries // 2013 Spark:Concept // PunchHat


Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Design Team Korea Armed Forces Printing & Publishing Depot
Design Type: Universal Design
Company / Organization / School: Ministry of National Defense
Team Members: YoungSig Kim & DooHyung Kong

The people in the hottest regions in the world, North Africa and the Middle East, are suffering from heatstroke. The lives of the people around the world are currently being threatened by abnormally high temperatures and heat waves. Especially in North Africa and the Middle East, countless patients are suffering from heatstroke caused by the oppressive heat. The countries in North Africa and the Middle East who suffer from disease and hunger receive much help from relief organizations in the form of relief goods. Such goods, however, can also destroy the environment and can threaten the hygiene of the people as they come in disposable boxes. To solve this problem, we propose the use of PunchHat, which prevents heat stroke by upcycling the discarded boxes. PunchHat blocks sunlight and prevents heat stroke when the wearer is exposed to high temperatures for a prolonged time in the outdoors. Family look The box that is discarded after being used as packaging for relief supplies is upcycled as hats that can be worn by a family of four. PunchHat enables the families living in hot, developing countries to engage in cool outdoor activities. Providing a cool shade along with the relief goods sent with people’s love