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Interior Behaviours

Jiahui Li

Education:

- Donghua University (Bachelor of Arts in Environment Design)

- Royal College of Art (Master of Interior Design)

 

Awards:

- Donghua University Excellent Student Scholarship, 2nd Class

- Excellent Graduation Design (Thesis) of the Undergraduate Program in Donghua University

Degree Details

School of Architecture

Interior Behaviours

The 5-4-3-2-1 steps

An irrational fear of dying is one symptom of a panic attack.

Could a short, guided journey in Dungeness provide a therapeutic experience to cure panic attacks? Typically Dungeness is a bleak environment, windy, wet and dark. These environmental factors create a type of mood, opposite to the usual fake-happy seaside atmosphere. It is, however authentic.

The user starts at an orientation point and then is guided through a series of designed environmental features to the beach and a fishing platform.

Users are guided to focus on their senses by looking, listening, touching, smelling and tasting, using the meditative 54321 method which here becomes spatialised.

This place will become well known to help anyone who suffers from anxiety.

Panic Attack Symptom — Though interviewing some panic attack patients, I get the whole process of how they make sure that they get a panic attack and the main symptom of a panic attack is the irrational fear of dying.
Dungeness Atmosphere — Dungeness has undeveloped transportation and less local people, so it is suitable for patients to cure panic attack, which do not feel embarrassment if they suddenly happen panic attack. Dungeness is a bleak environment, windy, wet and dark. These environmental factors create a type of mood, opposite to the usual fake-happy seaside atmosphere.
Fishing Research — Dungeness is one of the best fishing station in UK, and fishing could help people take medication, which is better for curing panic attack.
Material Board — It has many fish kiosks which provides material board for designing.

Based on the research on panic attacks, Dungeness, and fishing, I get the question Could a short, guided journey in Dungeness provide a therapeutic experience to cure panic attacks?

Medium:

Paper

Size:

297mm * 420mm
Link House Analysis — Link house is far away from seaside, which needs expand design to seaside if design needs to achieve fishing function.
Motif - Net — When net covers people, just like patients are trapped in death coming feeling. In designing, people try to broken net to get back reality. So net is the main element.
Net Analysis
Sensory Perception — 5-4-3-2-1 is focus on using sensory perception to cure panic attack, design divides to five parts: looking, listening, touching, smelling and tasting.
Creative Asset — Sensory perception could make dilapidated space be vivifying, which could prove improving sensory perception is useful method to cure panic attack.
Form Developing

Though analyzing link house and researching reference, it get motif which is net and try to translate 3 dimension space, and get idea which uses sensory perception could cure panic attack.

Medium:

Paper

Size:

297mm * 420mm
Plan
Section
Rendering - Entrance
Rendering - Looking
Rendering - Looking - Listening
Rendering - Listening
Rendering - Touching
Rendering - Smelling
Rendering - Tasting
Detail - Touching

Plan, section, rendering and detail could clearly show how to cure panic attack though improving sensory perception.

Medium:

paper