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How to Divide Spaces Without Traditional Solid Partitions

Functionality, good ventilation, comfortable lighting, and access to views are some of the important required characteristics that make for human comfort in inhabited or occupied spaces. Nonetheless, those elements are becoming harder to achieve within smaller city dwellings. Architects and individuals, therefore, turn towards design solutions to create more agreeable and personalized settings.

An initial solution to upscale and widen spaces is to reduce the amount of standard solid partitions or walls and replace them with alternative means of spatial separation. 

© Hyroyuki Oki© Giaime Meloni© Arash Ashornia© Kuomin Lee+ 17

Light as a Design Statement: Creative Ways to Use Artificial Lighting

Light serves an essential purpose in architecture: to help us see. Whether it be through natural or artificial methods, rooms must be illuminated accordingly so occupants can safely inhabit them and fulfill their daily functions. When the right system is selected, light can also contribute to energy efficiency and sustainability within the building as a whole. However, apart from its evident functional and environmental value, lighting design can vastly impact the visual comfort and aesthetic tone of interiors by drawing attention to textures, enhancing colors and defining volumes. Therefore, of the many pieces involved in interior design, lighting is certainly one that can enhance or destroy a space and even affect users’ well-being, which is why it should be considered a crucial design element by itself.

Form Follows Feeling: Trauma-Informed Design and the Future of Interior Spaces

Many architects and designers have highlighted the importance of taking into account all five senses during the design process, in order to create a successful user experience. Fortunately, many strategies have been implemented to facilitate the experience of those who are physically impaired, however, little is being done to aid those who feel helpless and restricted due to mental illnesses and traumatic experiences.

Healing from these experiences is a journey that requires a lot of effort from both the individual and everything and everyone around him/her. Oftentimes, victims of trauma are advised to spend more time in the outdoors, embracing the restorative qualities of nature. But what about interiors? Since people are now spending almost 90% of their time indoors, it is only natural that these spaces contribute to the healing process as well. And while these spaces can look beautiful with an abundance of natural light and neutral color palettes, are they truly beneficial to their mental health?

UNStudio Introduces New Flexible Urban Living Concept in the Van B Residences in Munich

UNStudio and Bauwerk have created a new ‘analog smart’ urban living concept for the Van B residences in Munich, Germany. The completely new form of housing reimagines the future of city living, catering to changing demographics and multiple family constellations. Through adaptable partitions and a system of plugin furniture, the project allows an easy change of configuration. “Quality meters over square meters”.

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Psychology of Space: How Interiors Impact our Behavior?

With most of our lives spent indoors, the space we occupy has a major role in our psychological behavior. Environmental psychology or Space psychology is, in fact, the interaction between people and the spaces they inhabit. Lighting, colors, configuration, scale, proportions, acoustics, and materials address the senses of the individual and generate a spectrum of feelings and practices.

From inducing warmth and safety, defining well-being, or creating a positive and efficient working environment, space can have a whole lot of impact on how we act or on what we feel; therefore, design and creative measures should be considered according to the social and psychological needs of the occupants.

Winter World Campus Masters Selective Graduation Design Program 2019

SUMMARY
World Campus Masters Selective Graduation Design Program (short for "WCM Program”) is launched by an international design competition platform Young Bird Plan, and it is committed to recognizing the fresh blood of contemporary design through evaluating graduation designs from global young designers in different regions and cultures. It encourages original design and design thinking in campus to conduct a positive dialogue with global design industry and industrial development, bringing young designers and their graduation works to one of the world's most influential design platform and the cutting-edge design ecosystem.

Designers who graduated between 2015 and 2019 and major in Architecture, Urban

Apartment 55 / Atelier About Architecture

Night view at the terrace. Image © Haiting SunStairwell. Image © Haiting SunMain painting room on 2F. Image © Haiting SunStairwell. Image © Haiting Sun+ 29

  • Interior Designers: Atelier About Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Cassina, Soluzioni Microverlay

Call for Submissions: Sky Design Awards 2019

We are calling for entries from now for final submission on May 16th, 2019, for projects that respond to the following themes:

OASE 101: Microcosm: Searching for the City in Its Interiors

This issue of OASE proactively confronts a disturbing trend: the encroaching standardization of interiors as civilization moves inwards. Rather than simply identifying the issue, the editors single out projects for interiors that derive their significance from a specific approach and show a recognizable element of authorship.

In the modern city, everyday life is increasingly moving towards the inside of buildings. The interiors of department stores, market halls, administration buildings, museums or theaters are part of the experience of the urban dweller. Every inner world of the city has its own character atmosphere and representative architectural language that supports its specific societal

Netease Yan Xuan Exhibition Hall / Li Fan Design Firm

Courtesy of Li Fan Design Firm© Dongqiang GuoCourtesy of Li Fan Design Firm© Dongqiang Guo+ 23

Hangzhou , China
  • Interior Designers: Li Fan Design Firm
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Jotun, Han Boundary

AIA Announces Winners of 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

Nine projects have been recognized this year by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture. A five-member jury evaluated entries’ sense of place and purpose, ecology and environmental sustainability, and history to choose this year’s most innovative interior spaces.

New United States Courthouse; Los Angeles, Los Angeles | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Image © Bruce DamonteApple Store, Upper East Side; New York City | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Image © Peter AaronShirley Ryan AbilityLab; Chicago | Gensler. Image © Michael MoranStudio Dental II; San Francisco | Montalba Architects. Image © Kevin Scott+ 36

La Casa de Cathy / A Lentil Design

© Chi Shou Wang© Chi Shou Wang© Chi Shou Wang© Chi Shou Wang+ 16

Taipei City, Taiwan (ROC)
  • Architects: A Lentil Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  62
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018

Architecture That Uses Meshes and Nets for Escape, Play and Rest

Architects use meshes and nets as a way to brighten up homes, hostels, and even office spaces. Functioning as a hammock, mesh establish a connection between floor levels. This playful feature often creates unexpected places for leisure, escape, and rest. Below, we've selected 17 projects that feature nets and meshes.

Folding Settlement F3.stu / Atelier Prospering

© Hang Yu
© Hang Yu

© Hang Yu© Hang Yu© Hang Yu© Hang Yu+ 20

  • Architects: Atelier Prospering
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  296
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  3M, Dulux, Hua Lin Equipment, TAI SHAN, nVc

Hangzhou Neobio Family Park / X+Living

© Feng Shao© Feng Shao© Feng Shao© Feng Shao+ 26

Hangzhou Shi, China
  • Interior Designers: X+Living
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  8000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Dulux, Interface, XiangCASA

Trans Plan 2018: IMMERSIVE EVOLUTION

[Overview]

TRANS PLAN is an international student design competition organized by A2G (Architecture Gallery at the Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba). The competition is open to all students registered in a spatial design (architecture, interior, landscape, urban, and so on) and or an exhibition design programs.

The challenge of TRANS PLAN 2018 is to design an immersive installation that evolves throughout the duration of the exhibition. The winning entry, selected by the jury, will be installed at A2G for public viewing for 50+/- days in the fall of 2018.

[Design Brief]

Can space evolve through its contextual and environmental

FANAF Studio / FANAF

© Yilong Zhao© Xiaowen Jin© Yilong Zhao© Yilong Zhao+ 41

  • Architects: FANAF
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Nanjing Yade Peijian, Shanghai Yalan Coating Co., mosoo