Craft and the Interior
Woodbury University, Interior Architecture
This class explored the potential of both functional and emotional impacts of the interior environment through precedent, typology, material, and contextual investigations to develop a gallery installation and retail space. The objective was to explore symbolic and affective qualities of spaces to attract visitors and engage psychological and socio-cultural meaning as well as physical comfort, safety, and performance.
Through a series of design projects, students focus on specific components of interior architecture, such as color, light, furniture, materiality, and systems of inhabitation in relation to articulating space. Experimental exploration of materials and graphic representation inform programmatic hybridization in order to develop an awareness of social and cultural aspects of space.