Mary Mattingly

Wearable Homes

The wearable home considers the significance of architecture and how it relates to events, places, and emotions. Architecture is the interplay between physical space, network space, and mental space. As the world gets smaller, architecture will be less about cultural affinities and relate more to economic globalization. The wearable home may soon be the epitome of a globalized state.

The design of the Wearable Home examines the cohesive threads of cultures’ and groups’ clothing throughout the world; from Inuit cultures to saris in India, Muslim, Hindu, Zen Buddhist garments, American Gap, Banana Republic, the Khaki Overcoat, muslin design prototypes, construction uniforms, kimonos, Dockers, safari camouflage, military uniforms, the blandification and brandification of garments spanning cultures worldwide to make one, general look de-emphasizing self and re-emphasizing everything else (collaboration, ideas, survival, modularity, etc).

The fabric used is an outerlayer combination of Kaiok, a phase change material like Outlast® Adaptive Comfort®, waterproof Cordura, Solarweave UV protectant fabric, and the inner muslin layer. The fabric has the ability to keep the body at a comfortable temperature no matter the weather.

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