Thursday, October 28, 2010

Design Theory

The Dolphins Barn project.

The brief was to create 4 apartments into 1 sharing-unit for 4 troubled teenagers and 1 live-in supervisor. My troubled teenagers struggled with eating disorders and bad self esteem.

My ideology was to create a safe place for them to develop themselves. They needed a place where they could grow and establish a healthy relationship with people and food.
I used the cocoon as inspiration for my concept and all the walls where curved - to make the interior spaces welcoming and soft. The cocoon is a protective case (whether real or metaphorical), and that is what I wanted to do for these teenagers - create a protective and safe home.

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