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#1 JONGHDESIGN

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:42 PM

MEET&EAT

The concept could be use in 2 ways:

1. As a all-in-one kitchen solution for 3rd world countries. One unit could be sufficient for a whole street. The unit would bring people together and save a lot of money because not everyone has to buy a grill, sink, etc.

2. How great would it be to offer a solution for poor or homeless people in terms of socials gathering and cooking. Only thing needed is food. No other tools needed. (integrated in unit) The unit can be placed in parks or open places. The unit can also be used by other people in the park. In cities advertising on the sides could provide sponsor money for example maintenance and production costs.

Unit options:
- Rainwater collector (in rainy areas)
- Unit can be closed
- Grill (waste bin inside unit)
- Sink for cleaning
- Could be a central water point
- Posibilities in plastic (rotation molding)
- Maintenance needed

Of course a lot can be added or minimalised.

Please reply your preference. Option 1 of 2?
Feedback is welcome!

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:24 PM

I really like your idea. The thought of communal food preparation brings out one of the most respectable traits in developing countries- their sense of community and sharing. Your concept would also have applications in developed countries as well. I would love to see something like this at my local park. The storage for rainwater on the inside is great as well. I am also envious of your sketching abilities!

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:25 PM

A meet&eat development update!

The concept sketch translated to a basic 3d model.
Great way to meet new people and cook together.
Still usable for both urban and 3rd world country use.

Points of attention for further development:

- Refinging the global design and details
- Mechanism of the 'roof' sliding system
- Energy for the grill and water system
- Materials and production
- Transportation possibilities

Further progress will follow soon!

@ Azuro1125, thank you for the feedback!

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:05 PM

wow thats really cool.

your modelling is fantastic (what program did you use?)

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:09 AM

Interesting idea, but perhaps you can explain more about the possible interactions of this sharing system? For instance, I can imagine that many families are queuing in line to cook their own food for themselves, so is there a fair system for sharing the time duration? And how to make sure that it is being kept clean for the next family to cook on?

How to make this more sustainable? Perhaps adding solar panels on the roof for providing electricity for lighting and cooking?

Just an idea: perhaps you can consider about a cooking plate that runs around the center, so you provide 4 sides for 4 cooks. Or 2 plates at 2 sides, and 2 sinks at 2 sides?

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:35 PM

Or perhaps a grouping of solar cookers. The awning could still be used to collect rainwater and offer shade for familes doing food prep. I did not go with the solar cooker route because there are a few groups offering them to developing countries already.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:35 AM

I like this idea alot,

You would have to be careful on how many and where they would be placed. You dont want too many so that some get unused but then again you dont want too few so that there are a queue of hundreds of people.

Also, who would be responsible for cleaning it/removing grease at the end? If there was an auto-clean system installed not only would this be more hygienically friendly, but would also illiminate the possibility of an allergic reaction (dont want someone to be frying nuts only to find the next person in line is allergic!)

This idea has a lot of potential, I can imagine it being used in third world communities...

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:34 AM

@waikit @azuro1125 @samban, Thanks for all the feedback! I'll try to integrate them into the concept.
Monday an updated design post!

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

For this design challenge it is best to focus on one aspect. Therefor I choose the direction of usage in western countries. The Meet&Eat unit will be updated and further developed this week.

In addition to the Meet&Eat unit there is a demand for seating and trashcans so the environment stays clean. In the same design style, a combined bench and trash, table and table seatings. Words or sentences can be used on elements to trigger people to talk to eachother. Often people are shy, so these sentences give them an 'excuse' to speak to someone.

Still, all feedback is welcome everyone!

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