Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Vortex of Conjunction - 400 Level

Interior Re-Design of St. James Theatre Ballet Building

Challenging Interior Architecture to Redefine Boundaries, Prescriptions and Presumptive Limitations of the Discipline, Using Methodologies Based in Professional Practice . INTERIOR DESIGN is often dismissed as being superficial and decorative when economically unrestrained or merely functional and basic when financially restricted. But INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE in its most profound sense demands that spatial design be imbued with meaning as well as be responsive to the human condition. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE is capable of exploring issues of social and cultural relevance: informing, critiquing and challenging rapidly changing social, cultural, theoretical, political, environmental, and economic issues. Meaningful INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE demands that we establish a theoretical personal position, critically challenge human perception, and translate socially and culturally relevant themes relating to identity, ritual, time, space, memory, emotion, imagination and inspiration.

Making Room For The Public Intellectual - 400 Level

Using interior architecture to provoke an active relationship between the university and the city: make room for the public intellectual.

Watermark - 300 Level

Hospitality Spaces
Like all Interior Architecture, hotel design invites the Interior Architect to challenge human perception, to effectively engage and manifest four-dimensional perception-based objectives relating to time, space, memory, ritual, the five senses (see, feel, smell, hear, taste), emotion, imagination, human perception, identity, symbolism, narrative, cultural reference, etc.

Meaningful hotel interiors are capable of taking on these challenges, as well as engaging strong theoretical positions on hotel-related social/cultural issues such as migration and ‘otherness’; the home away from home; the residential vs. corporate; the international vs. domestic; the exotic vs. familiar; the modular vs. non-modular.

Icebreaker - 300 Level

brand-SCAPES - Conceiving a retail design vocabulary for the New Zealand brand of Icebreaker nature clothing.
The design challenge focuses on developing figures of an interior architecture vocabulary that potently capture the retail experience of the Icebreaker brand including the display of its clothing ranges. Subsequently, addressing the ‘conditions’ of the project and choreography of the program the design details of the spatial figures and atmosphere to make up the Icebreaker retail experience.

Photography - Global Warming (Elective 200 Level)

Photography - Transformation