2017 Conference Proceedings
A Studio Experience of Integrating Adaptive Systems and Data in Interactive Interior Design
This project used a studio experience to investigate the role of the interior designer in the new data-rich technological context. This paper presents an overview of several areas in which interior design is being influenced by contemporary data systems, and demonstrates the way in which such approaches to design can be integrated into pedagogical frameworks to help students explore their creative capacities.
Acculturation to Global Consumer Culture Impact on Using Traditional Architectural Elements: A Preliminary Exploration.
Emerging architects and designers are being acculturated to the global consumer culture via the internet and during their college years when they learn about global architecture and modern architectural styles. Also, there is little research on the impact of global consumer culture on the use of traditional architectural elements. Therefore, this study is a preliminary investigation of how the level of acculturation of global consumer culture among architecture and interior design students and professional affects their beliefs for using global architectural elements over Jordanian traditional elements. A Pearson correlation was run to determine the relationship between Acculturation to global consumer culture and Beliefs of using global architectural elements over Jordanian traditional elements. There was a moderate, positive correlation was found, which was statistically significant (r = .423, n = 55, p = .001). An overall conclusion can be drawn base on the available result that there is an impact of the acculturation to global consumer culture on the beliefs and preferences of using global architectural elements over traditional ones. If this attitude toward local and traditional architecture keeps fluctuating will lead to a loss in the local identity. Jordan in this study is one case of many other cases that needs to be studied and analyzed further.
Are Unpaid Internships Discriminatory?
Unpaid internships make up 50% of internships offered. The debate concerning payment has broadened to include dialog that unpaid internships might be discriminatory.
Located in the rapidly transitioning Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, this extensive reworking of a recently completed spec. house combines a quiet urbanity with intimate spaces, unexpected moments, and highly refined detail. Without moving a single structural wall or modifying any fenestration, we radically changed the relationship and character of spaces through an emphasis on custom millwork, furniture (custom-designed by the architects as well as commercial selections), nuanced lighting, and an extensive art program. White Oak paneling and cabinet walls dominate the public areas and create cohesiveness from space to space. Cleverly hidden storage and infrastructure sit behind the wood walls while hot-rolled steel animates fireplaces, niches, and shelving. White walls and white furniture with red accents fill the Oak-defined rooms. Certain rooms deviate completely from the White Oak and white paint regime through the use of selective colors and materials. Decks on 4 levels and pocket gardens provide outdoor spaces with city views or intimate spaces for contemplation. Garapa wood, stained to match the interior White Oak, creates the appearance of continuity between inside and outside. The result is a carefully orchestrated sequence of living spaces and curated art that respond directly to the personalities of the inhabitants.
Café Society: private practice, public space
Cafés of Paris, Vienna and Milan have historical relevance in terms of visual and social culture. This presentation will consider that history along with analysis of contemporary New Haven in regard to space, form and practice.
Case-control study of perceived environmental hazards associated with residents’ fall risks within senior independent living
The main purpose of this research was to identify locations and types of perceived environmental hazards increasing the risk of falling. Using a case-control study approach, the core contribution of this research is to understand the interaction between perceived environmental hazards and fall risks as well as differences in environmental hazards based on age and health issues. The research findings provide critical information which is helpful for developing fall prevention design strategy.