Abstract Title

Design as a Medium

Abstract

This studio design project focused on the ideas of abstract concepts and thematic research to develop a design for an upscale restaurant. After identifying the abstract concept (ex. wind), different avenues of thematic development were researched as potential design directions. The research was a major component of the project, utilizing online, library and journal sources to gather data for the thematic background for the restaurant. In addition, additional areas of research focused on the technical issues of restaurant design and accessibility requirements.

The abstract concept for this project was the idea of desultory, meaning to digress from or be unconnected with the main subject, lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm. It captures the essence of being on a tangent, wandering from the safe to the unknown. This concept was used as the inspiration for the thematic development of Gypsy culture in the design. They are perceived as wanderers who move from place to place, travel in groups, and lack a clear identity. The aspects of this culture can be seen in the design of the restaurant through the use of movement, diversity, and modern opulence.

The results of the research were used to develop the thematic design of the restaurant. The functional layout of the restaurant, the selection of materials and finishes and the ambience experienced by guests were a direct result of the research component of the project. As shown in this project, the development of interior spaces is a direct result of the various avenues of research undertaken.

Modified Abstract

This studio design project focused on the ideas of abstract concepts and thematic research to develop a design for an upscale restaurant. The research was a major component of the project, utilizing online, library and journal sources to gather data for the thematic background for the restaurant. The abstract concept for this project was the idea of desultory, meaning to digress from the main subject, lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm. It captures the essence of being on a tangent, wandering from the safe to the unknown. This concept was used as the inspiration for the thematic development of Gypsy culture in the design. The results of the research were used to develop the thematic design of the restaurant.

Research Category

Architecture

Primary Author's Major

Interior Design

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Terrence L. Uber

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

March 2016

Research Area

Architecture | Interior Architecture

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Design as a Medium

This studio design project focused on the ideas of abstract concepts and thematic research to develop a design for an upscale restaurant. After identifying the abstract concept (ex. wind), different avenues of thematic development were researched as potential design directions. The research was a major component of the project, utilizing online, library and journal sources to gather data for the thematic background for the restaurant. In addition, additional areas of research focused on the technical issues of restaurant design and accessibility requirements.

The abstract concept for this project was the idea of desultory, meaning to digress from or be unconnected with the main subject, lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm. It captures the essence of being on a tangent, wandering from the safe to the unknown. This concept was used as the inspiration for the thematic development of Gypsy culture in the design. They are perceived as wanderers who move from place to place, travel in groups, and lack a clear identity. The aspects of this culture can be seen in the design of the restaurant through the use of movement, diversity, and modern opulence.

The results of the research were used to develop the thematic design of the restaurant. The functional layout of the restaurant, the selection of materials and finishes and the ambience experienced by guests were a direct result of the research component of the project. As shown in this project, the development of interior spaces is a direct result of the various avenues of research undertaken.