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Interior Reuse

Lu Yan

From:

Anhui, China


Education:

Royal College of Art, MA Interior Design 2019 - 2021

University of Westminster, Exchange 2018

Donghua University, BA Interior Design 2015 - 2019


Exhibition:

"London Design Biennale 2021", Japan Pavilion, London, UK

"Democratic Seat", Kortrijk Design Week 2019, Kortrijk, Belgium

Degree Details

School of Architecture

Interior Reuse


SHOW HOME


From an analysis of paintings of domestic space I established the essences of my responses to the question what is the home of the future? My initial idea derives from the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition. The house of the future designed by the Smithsons in 1956 was not an architectural project, but a full-scale scenographic mock-up to give visitors an idea of a future living unit which combined the selling and the exhibition of products. My research brought me to the conclusion that there is a really close relationship between shopping consumerism and the home.


Home is completed by the various objects we purchased. In other words, homes also provide display space for items. Therefore, the future home for me, needs to incorporate these things in a much more explicit or closely connected manner. From a closer view, I looked into bed, Beds or bedrooms are extremely creative places where occupants are often caught in states between clarity and slumber, security and vulnerability, privacy and intimacy. They are the starting and end points for the day. As a result, the bed isn’t treated as the subject, it’s more like a stage where various people’s lives are acted out. To sum up, the future home is shown as a stage-set for consumption.


My project is about the site becoming the SHOW HOME. It combines the language of shopping, the mall, the arcade, the atrium, with domestic spaces. The project consist of 3 phases: Atrium behind the ghost facade, a two level Arcade where shopping happening and three Show Homes (Hotel Home, Shopping Home and Influencer Home which also responding to the digital world). For me the future of the home is a space that combines consumerism and living in a variety of environments.

Domestic Imaginary Collage — The imaginary collage based on analyzing a selection of paintings of domesticity. Where I interested, is these furnitures, carpets, home decorations and spatial hierarchy.
Furniture Bed to Collage — From a closer view, I looked into bed, Beds or bedrooms are extremely creative places where occupants are often caught in states between clarity and slumber, security and vulnerability, privacy and intimacy. They are the starting and end points for the day. As a result, the bed isn’t treated as the subject, it’s more like a stage where various people’s lives are acted out.
SHOW HOME Collage — My initial idea derives from the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition. The house of the future designed by the Smithsons in 1956 was not an architectural project, but a full-scale scenographic mock-up to give visitors an idea of a future living unit which combined the selling and the exhibition of products. My research brought me to the conclusion that there is a really close relationship between shopping consumerism and the home.
SHOW HOME Facade
SHOW HOME Facade — The ghost facade was transferred to a big advertisement space. Using screens instead of fake windows broadcasting these words all the time.
SHOW HOME Back View
SHOW HOME Back View — Perspective from Show Home back side. Showing the arcade entrance situation changing between opening hours and closed.
SHOW HOME Sectional Perspective
The Hotel Home — For people to live in for a night with classic furnitures they would like purchasing.
The Shopping Home — For private shopping with personal shopper.
The Influencer Home — For Influencers living and using online influences broadcasting products and place.
Atrium to Arcade entrance — Followed by the central ceramic route, you could just merely drift through the atrium to arcade space as a shortcut to another street. During passing the arcade, there are several display shelves run through the two floors. The merchandise on display corresponding the theme of upper show home.
The Shopping Home Ground Floor
The Shopping Home First Floor
The Hotel & Influencer Home Ground Floor
The Hotel & Influencer Home First Floor
The Hotel & Influencer Home Second Floor
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