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Title: Linking boundaries: adaptable notion of home
Authors: Bewza, Amber
Supervisor: Beecher, Mary Anne (Interior Design)
Examining Committee: Beaverford, Kelley (Interior Design) Trottier, Jean (Landscape Architecture)
Graduation Date: May 2012
Keywords: Interior Design
Floating House
Small Space
Issue Date: 5-Apr-2012
Abstract: This interior design practicum is the design of three floating houses located on Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia. They are spatially efficient and aid in human-nature connections through the manipulation of thresholds. The adaptation of small spaces is best accomplished through the use of multifunctional space, efficient storage, and manipulation of views. Linking of spaces and the blurring of thresholds is best accomplished through the use of implied axial linkage to the exterior and through the addition of ornament. The human-nature connection, or biophilic design, is best accomplished through the integration of direct, indirect, and symbolic experiences with the natural environment. This is accomplished through the variation of ceiling heights, linking internal and external views, integration of natural light, and use of natural materials that vary in texture and reflectance value.
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