SOFFIO inflatable face shield - Courtesy of MARGstudio.

Design vs COVID19. SOFFIO inflatable face shield – Courtesy of MARGstudio.

COVID19 – From containers transformed into a modular Intensive Care Units to Daft Punk-style scifi protective equipment to safely rave, from practical handles to deal with everyday objects to an inflatable face-shield allowing to mingle with friends in pubs, restaurants and dinner parties… We have created a gallery featuring ingenious solutions by designers and architects fighting the pandemic.

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Production Club's "Micrashell Suits" - Image by Production Club.

Production Club’s “Micrashell Suits” – All images by Production Club.

While scientists, doctors, and nurses form the first line of defense, architects and designers can contribute to find solutions with design thinking. On  Fortune, chief economic correspondent from Asia Clay Chandler writes: “Design is about more than creating beautiful objects. We’ve embraced the broad notion of design that includes “design thinking,” the use of empathy, brainstorming, prototyping, testing, and other techniques to solve practical problems in areas not traditionally associated with design.”

Foster+Partners' Face shield design prototype - Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

Foster+Partners’ Face shield design prototype – Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

RELATED STORY: Archipanic is based in Milan, Italy, one of the most affected cities worldwide by the pandemic. We have been reporting architecture and design news related to COVID19 from the design capital. Find out more…

NIke's Face Shield - Photo by Nike.

Nike’s Face Shield – Photo by Nike.