Aalto Inspirations Part 1: Design

Aalto Inspirations Part 1: Design Phase. Providence, RI

Comprehensive Studio Project: University of Miami School of Architecture, 2013

Concept: A communicative space that allows for physical and direct contact between product and person through a “spatial experiment” promoting long term dialogue between user & object.

This 6 week phase was dedicated to the design portion of the project. Each student was to select a furniture collection to be housed in and inspire the architectural forms of their building. I chose to allow the idea behind one piece of furniture drive the design of the entire building. Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Chair was designed for a specific purpose with careful attention to detail. These details in fact benefit tuberculosis patients. Although this chair is well known, the form of this chair does not indicate the specific purpose it serves or the benefits it has in regards to the human body. Aalto Inspirations is design in a manner that allows customers to spend time with the pieces on display. This system is intended to help each customer peacefully experiment with the furniture and decide what best suits their needs.

Mediums: Revit 2014, Ecotect, Vasari, AutoCAD 2014, Sketchup, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

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