Designing Interiors: A Guide for Contemporary Interiors Landscape Design

Designing Interiors: A Guide for Contemporary Interiors Landscape Design

Luciano Crespi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0666-9.ch001


The chapter illustrates a possible procedure to follow every time an interior project, either concerning an interior space or urban interior, must be undertaken. The procedure starts from the overview of the theme in every component, both functional and cultural, to achieve the development of the research and the elaboration of the layout, meant as an answer, mostly conceptual, to the questions risen by the theme. The master plan of the space is following, to reach the writing of the project and the necessary check of its suitability to the starting theme.
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From Theme To Design Concept

In principle, there is always a theme that exists even before the site. A theme refers to one of the infinite interior design issues so frequently found when working on residential, work-related, cultural, free-time, and micro-urban spaces, as well as on more rarefied spaces. Each theme presents its own uniqueness and complexity. In each case, the theme is not limited to a single function or functions. It always has a broader quality that has to be cultivated and interpreted. Designing a home, for example, does not just mean organising the rooms for each activity (eating, sleeping, meeting, socialising, bathing, etc.). It also means providing a response to a remote and deeply rooted need (and one that changes over time) related to the fundamental rituals and practices of human life. So, when addressing a theme, the first step has to be trying to understand its deeper meaning and then translate it into an initial idea that has a programmatic value. It is important to understand the underlying nature of an issue and attempt a preliminary speculation prior to forming a physical response.

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