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specific and generic domestic space: a design approach to enhance the ritual in daily activities
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Scale of time

William Empson writes that the length of a human life and the conscious moment are the two main scales by which the human mind measures time. With one too large to sense and the other too difficult to identify, my project instead uses the length of individual daily activities as units - eating breakfast is a time unit, cooking a lunch is another time unit – to help make time perceptible, to be aware of the present, and to experience the ritual in daily life. Not every daily activity possesses its own specific time span and therefore I chose basic everyday activities that do (eating, cooking, sleeping, etc.) and defined them as specific activities.

 

Activity modules

Based on informal surveys and my own everyday routine at home, I have defined 7 specific activities. Each specific activity has been given a customized moveable activity module to provide a place for that activity. The negative space created between activity modules within the project's spatial framework I called generic space and is used for interstitial unintentional activities.

 

Spatialframework

Sarah Wigglesworth’s Straw Bale House and Go Hasegawa’s House in Sakuradairepresent two approaches to organizing space based on activities – combining and breaking down. My project takes a third approach by providing a spatial framework within which functional layouts can be rearranged.Each activity module can easily change location inside the spatial framework based on which activity is taking place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
specific space, daily ritual
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5815OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-5815DiVA: diva2:1105511
Educational program
Design - Spatial Design (Master)
Presentation
2017-05-18, svarta havet, konstfack, stockholm, 13:30 (English)
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Available from: 2017-06-09 Created: 2017-06-04 Last updated: 2017-06-09Bibliographically approved

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