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Barkcloth x Tatami / Flooring

Barkcloth x Tatami
Barkcloth x Tatami

Tungiasis, a disease caused by a sand flea, is epidemic in Uganda and has killed 20 and made over 20,000 Ugandans ill in the past two months. The situation is made worse by many people have dirt floors in their houses. Prevent & cure the spreading of this disease, we can utilize Buganda’s natural source to provide local community a flooring made from bark cloth and banana stems emulating Japanese Tatami structure. The flooring surface is covered with bark cloth to provide warmth and insect repellent effect. Inner structure made from weaved banana stem. The solution is to utilize local manufacture to provide affordable flooring for Ugandans

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Parsons The New School For Design

Parsons The New School For Design
New York, United States

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Parsons The New School For Design

Parsons The New School For Design
New York, United States