This paper will consider the idea of the ‘room’ and how it is explored at the scale of the interior and also the effects the concept of the ‘room’ has on the consideration of urban space. This is the subject of a range of teaching and research projects at the Portsmouth School of Architecture, where students of interior design and architecture have worked together to explore ‘room’ at these different scales, interpreting space through drawing, modeling and mapping. The language of the interior affects the urban idea, but also the urban scale infects interior space. It is a consideration of scale, but using varying forms and uses of material. There are common considerations in both environments and this paper looks at these commonalties. The interior space can be mapped and described as a journey, an environment where events take place, analogous to the city. The idea of understanding context or place is also common to both interior and urban scales. The transition between interior and urban space allows for a new understanding of the idea of the ‘room’.
|Title of host publication||Interior tools interior tactics: debates in interiors theory and practice|
|Editors||J. Fleming, F. Hay, E. Hollis, A. Milligan, D. Plunkett|
|Place of Publication||Faringdon|
|Number of pages||10|
|ISBN (Print)||9781907471148, 1907471146|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|