Symbiotic Organisms – Transforming Interior Relationships Towards a New Interior Ecosystem

Student | Christian Hinze
Faculty | Edwin Zawadzki
Interior Design, Graduate

Shelter protects us from the elements but also separates us from the benefits that the natural ecosystem has to offer.

To advance interiors for a sustainable future, we need to understand the indoors as an active partner in symbiotic relationships. This understanding offers an opportunity to consider the role of living plants as an incorporated addition to the built interior environment.

In the underwater cafe, people can observe the living habits of aquatic creatures.
People can see through the viewing window how seagulls build nests, how shellfish
settle on artificial reefs, how fish hide in artificial reefs, and how water plants grow on
river beds.
Birds can nest on specific scaffolding structures, and their droppings fertilize the plants below. Humans can watch how birds build nests and feel the cycle of nature. 
There is a bird-specific space above the public space. Because this space is
embedded in the human space, the overall temperature will be warmer and more
suitable for birds to nest.
Wildlife and pets will use areas that humans use less, such as space under the coffee table and the sofa, the space on the wall, etc. Humans can observe the difference between pets
and wildlife at the same time. 
The artificial reef is constructed with rough finishing. Shellfish can easily attach to it and then evolve various underwater reef ecosystems.
Different animals will have different heights of life in different seasons. I want to establish a path connecting different species while maintaining this division.