A clothing store that mimics an art gallery and an animal hostel designed to increase the adoption rate among the projects are interiors that undergraduate students at the Corcoran School of Art and Design presented in our latest school show.
Other designs include an indoor park, a meditation space that uses play between shadow and light to encourage meditative moments, and a micro hotel designed to connect visitors with the Colorado mountain environment.
“The undergraduate program in Interior Architecture (BFA) at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, DC, offers students a unique opportunity to learn, learn, and create in a creative environment at a large research university.
“Our program is the only program accredited by the Interior Design Accreditation Council within DC and one of 10 interior programs housed at universities that are among the top 70 U.S. News and World Report national research universities.
“Through our study curriculum – the core of our program – students learn to design three-dimensional environments using dynamic concepts, state-of-the-art materials and innovative methods and techniques.”
Altitude Micro Hotel Sophia DeNezza
“Altitude Micro Hotel is a luxury boutique micro-hotel with a ski entrance, without skiing. It is designed to create a luxurious but practical holiday experience, connecting the interior with the mountain environment of the resort.
“The altitude will provide a pleasant stay away from typical tourist resorts and will give guests the opportunity to relax through the many facilities available on site. The design revolves around the concept of altitude, which reflects the Colorado landscape and sense of movement while skiing.
“Using the site’s existing architecture and creating a contemporary, conceptual and practical design, the Altitude Micro Hotel is designed to provide guests with a luxurious and memorable experience.”
Conflict of Victoria Gogick
“Because fast-paced fashion stores hold the shopping habits of many people, the world has seen huge amounts of textile waste generated in recent years. Clash’s goal is to break these bad habits and offer a limited selection of curated garments that behave like keep as art works in galleries.
“The process of creating garments is an art form. Clash aims to present each piece, emphasizing the construction and quality of the clothing, with the goal of initiating conversations about consumer over-consumption through store design.”
Shelter for Women Ikhaya, Alexa Greig
“The Ikhaya Women’s Shelter provides shelter and support to women and their children who avoid domestic violence. The shelter aims to create an inclusive community by using an indoor / outdoor canopy that intersects with all 13 buildings on site.
“The outer canopy provides a sense of connection between the buildings and the partial shade of the hot South African sun, while the inner canopies affect the layout and flow of the interior.”
Luna Jane Khalil Meditation Hall
“Luna Meditation Hall is dedicated to creating an environment where people can come for an energy reset. The hall consists of a meditation hall, private meditation enclaves and classrooms. It is designed to encourage people to turn inward, either alone, in relation to others or with leadership.
“The project invokes the phases of the moon. The space focuses on layers and a play of light and shadow to reflect the journey inward during meditative moments.”
Caitlin MacGregor Film Theater and Museum of Film History
“The Film Theater and the Museum of Film History are designed for people to see parts of film history in it, and at the same time watch new films that could one day be part of that same history.
“The location of the project is Carn Barn in Georgetown, DC The film camera aperture inspired the main concept. Theaters are away from sunlight, like film in the camera’s exposure section. But they are illuminated by screens inside the theater, similar to cinematic ones when exposed to light passing through an aperture camera. “
Student: Caitlin MacGregor
Course: Studio 5 – undergraduate
Rural accommodation Salli Mandel
“Farm Stay promotes slow food through an immersive retreat to Middleburg, Virginia. Guests learn sustainable farming practices and follow the path from planting to cooking to eating. The life cycle begins in the main house, where cozy guest rooms make visitors fall in love with their journey.”
“Just as the plant grows into a seedling, the garage promotes growth and provides visitors with the opportunity to absorb new ideas. Finally, when the plant is fully grown and harvested, guests dine in a restaurant and enjoy a feast. The life cycle continues when guests sow the seeds of knowledge with to others. “
Books and Beyond – Sibyl Frances Natad
“Books and Beyond is designed for learning, socialization and a sense of community. The design is a dual concept of a bookstore, cafe and bar. The program includes a writing center for ambitious authors, a gathering space and a communal workspace.
“During the digital age, when information is easily accessible at the touch of a finger and people have a fast-paced lifestyle, it is appropriate to create a space designed for the individual to slow down and easily enjoy browsing books. Books and Beyond is the best place to enjoy literature and connect with others with a similar interest. “
RE.turn: Center for the End of Life, Grace Poillucci
“The goal of RE.turn is to use design to initiate cultural change around death. It seems to develop an experience that allows mourners to mourn in the best ways for them, erasing the standard of quick ceremony and moving toward a multi-day renewal process.
“By providing facilities for extended stays, RE.turn creates an environment where friends and family can gather, mourn and praise life. It seems to answer: What power does architecture have to drive change in mass culture? Does design have the ability to reduce long-standing stigma around death and mourning in the United States? “
14th and Morgan Richmeier Street
“Inspired by an impressive array of parks and vibrant street culture, 14th and Street is a public indoor park. With bicycle parking, short lockers, toilets and a variety of fixed and stationary seats, the indoor park caters to heavy pedestrians and bicycle traffic.
“On the first floor, the resource area accommodates users and directs them to a functional program. Connected through the atrium space, the second floor is also a reserved community space and seating floor. Finally, the third floor is furthest from the street landscape energies, containing peaceful plant life and a terrace. “
Animal Hostel Alaine Willard
“Animal Hostel is a shelter focused on helping improve foster care rates by providing a safe, wellness-oriented environment designed to improve connections between the community, individuals, shelter staff and animals.
“Through the concept of unity, Animal Hostel includes elements of interior and exterior design that encourage natural interaction between the pet and the potential owner and establish a connection with the neighborhood, creating a positive way out for residents, business owners and consumers.
“The central glass core unites the verticality of the building, providing natural light that is key to animal welfare and evoking a sense of openness, freedom and transparency.”
Content of the partnership
This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and the Corcoran School of Arts & Design at George Washington University. Learn more about the content of the Dezeen partnership here.