INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO 2009
ross mcleod and astrid huwald
The studio explored the designed transformation of architectural environments in responsive and responsible ways. Using a ‘systems ecology’ approach to understanding sustainable lifestyles and building designs, the studio combined a number of adaptive strategies (physical, habitual, behavioural, cultural and environmental) in the development of models for inner urban housing communities.
The project involved the adaptation of an existing shell of a factory in a North Coburg industrial estate, into a highly desirable environmentally, culturally and economically sustainable residence. In doing this the students considered the architectural and environmental dynamic between the outside and inside of the space and used this dynamic to inform the types of sustainable systems employed in the buildings design.
In juxtaposing the relationship of natural phenomena to the activities that take place in the house the students projects sought to manifest a refined balance between interior design, the needs and actions of people and the impact such activities have upon the environment.
- Measure and map the site for its size, location, orientation, relationship to surrounding features, vistas and views
- Develop a scenario of who will live there and how many people will inhabit the space.
- Who is the client? What is their occupation, lifestyle and social status?
- Develop a design philosophy and strategy that will inform the approach the project.
- Develop a vision for the entire site that contextualizes the individual design brief and suggests how communal areas and common resources could be developed and shared.
- Develop concepts for the layout and volumes of the house
- Question assumptions on the notions of the traditional concepts of the division of space
- Consider the architectural and environmental dynamic between outside and inside of the spaces
- Integrate this dynamic to inform sustainable systems and ways of living
- Juxtapose the relationship of natural phenomena to the activities that take place in the house
- Refine the poetic beauty of the interior and its relationship between people and environmental systems
- Phenomena plans and site plans
- Existing conditions and proposed plans
- Sections showing spatial, structural and environmental system concerns
- A finished model at 1:20 in which is a true reflection of how the building will be built.
- Developed details of one of the key architectural features of the design
- A series of interior perspectives that highlight the qualities of the spaces at different times of the day and year
- Produce a compelling, professional and coherent presentation of the design proposal
home for a concert pianist - melyssa limpo
dwelling/bar - indira sosiawan
ISSUES INCORPORATED INTO THE DESIGN
NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS
TYPOLOGIES OF SPACE
TIME OF THE DAY
PHENOMENA AND RITUAL
NATURAL LIGHT MODULATION
ORIENTATION TO THE SUN
PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING
SOLAR HOT WATER
EVAPORATIVE AIR CONDITIONING
STUDENTS: Fiona Burns, Felicity Griffin, Aron Hemingway, Arunothai Jungjaroensuk, Natalia Lesmana, Anna Peterson, Mellisa Wiredja, Eunji Jo, Alexandra Cerny, Eun Bi Go, James Houlihan, Yvonne How, Mellysa Limpo, Jennifer Schilbach, Indira Sosiawan, Roze Wae, Schuyler Yin, Emma Macdonald