“Interior Landscape” – The Biophilic Approach to Design
Student | Yauheniya Pryshchepnaya
Faculty | Deborah Schneiderman
School of Design, Graduate Interior Design
The Seagram building is the site for the office of a newly formed creative consultancy THE AGENCY. An ethereal interior landscape is generated with organic and radial planning, biophilic design though real and constructed vegetation, and project materiality. The Biophilic approach to design has been shown to help reduce stress and improve cognitive function and creativity. Recycled material which is integrated throughout the project is a critical sustainable strategy. Translucent fabric and glass partitions with rounded edges aligns with the existing rigid glass structure of Seagram building and is utilized within the interior to extend space while generating semi privacy and flexibility.
Strategy of suspension is incorporated into the main stairs, creating a perceptually floating interstitial level that houses alternative working or meeting spaces between the floorplates.