In this school show, master students at the Corcoran School of Art and Design present interior projects, including a comfortable dental office and a retail experience that encourages people to repurpose old clothes.
“The Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture (MFA) at George Washington University at the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington, DC, is the only program accredited by the Interior Design Accreditation Council in the United States capital.
“It is designed for students who have graduated in a field other than interior design, interior architecture or architecture and who want to pursue a study program that teaches various aspects of interior design, theory and technical features. We believe in fostering communities that encourage creativity and push design boundaries with with an emphasis on conceptual thinking and the design process. “
ADHD Child and Community Care Center, Edewede Akpesiri-Odia
“Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, often have difficulty with hyperactivity and self-control. The goal of this project is to create order and organized activities for children with ADHD, while offering fun and wellness benefits.
“The existing building is located in a dense residential area of Arlington, Virginia. Inside the building’s shell, the network provides order and structure. Each program block will have network movement activities, creating movement and fluidity while maintaining its volume. Activities will stimulate and strengthen neural networks in the brain and allow children with ADHD to exercise self-control. “
Yi-Chen Chang Memorial Crematorium
“Characteristic cultural responses to death inform how we handle loss. Mourning rituals reflect the nature of the relationship with the deceased. As the solid stick goes out, we connect with the sacred. We are reminded of the fragility of life and the importance of snatching the day.
“In this project, the ruins of the McKinney House in Austin become the focal point for the crematorium complex. The symbolic omnipresence of death encourages us to nurture life and live deeply.
U.commons: Aileen Kim’s Physical Place for Virtual Learning
“As higher education leans deeper into digital technologies, academic satellite sites can serve to travel to work and students online by providing practical resources and social support, leading to student success and equality.
“The interaction of physical and virtual reality is explored through overlap, where the context of one reality can be more dominantly expressed than another. Sometimes overlap is a threshold that encourages users to become aware of movement in and out of space designed for digicentric or physicocentric programming. areas for individually focused work to space for collaboration and social connections. “
Student: Aila Kim
Advisor: Christina Filipescu
Course: Studio 5 – graduate
Suzuki Music School, NYC, Taylor Oosting
“Classical music education for K-12 students comes with proven developmental benefits, but unfortunately, art education is often among the first programs to be cut from the public school budget. This project envisions Suzuki’s entertainment school center after graduation. Its goal is to bring accessible music education to urban communities and lower barriers to entry into classical music education and enjoyment.
“Located in one of the most diverse communities in the state, New York City, this project serves as a blueprint for future affordable music institutions. Conceptually, the project is based on the practice of Kintsugi, a Japanese method of repairing broken pottery by repairing broken areas or replacing cracked pieces with gold varnish. accepting harm as an opportunity to find beauty in imperfections. “
Peirce Mill: Food and Community Celebration, Brynn Jacoby Orban
“Peirce Mill is a food-focused wellness center featuring a garden-to-table restaurant, cooking classes and a health and wellness training clinic. These facilities seek to celebrate food as a resource that nurtures the body and brings the community together.
“Inspired by the transformative process of moving grain through the mill, the site plan and mill architecture will highlight learning spaces. Using existing historic mill and barn nets, located sloping each other in their idyllic forest, in the direction of the creek, the shifted net will be used to emphasized these transformative spaces of growth. “
Steady Beat recording studio, author Hannah Shafer
“In music production and recording, women are often hampered by pay gaps, with limited mentoring and promotion opportunities, while being limited to certain genres. Steady Beat is a recording studio and artists’ social club in Washington, designed with these limitations – and a space that supports female excellence and cooperation.
“Inspired by sound waves, the space has wavy brass rods – nodding musical instruments of the same material. As users cross the threshold where the former historic building was divided into two parts, the waves become more dynamic and the spaces more collaborative and creative.”
Dental practice Vanesse Spencer
“It is estimated that 61 percent of people have dentophobia or fear of dentists worldwide. This fear usually stems from past negative experiences or concerns about oral health. To promote well-being, this project mimics the natural process of protection.
“The dental office is designed to provide the user with comfort and a sense of protection by creating shapes that are wrapped in protective barriers. These protected areas are wrapped around spaces where the user could feel most vulnerable. The whole design uses biophilic tools to connect the user with nature during their visit. . “
Upcycling Retail Experience Store, Mengjiao Wang
“The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world. Textile production requires significant natural resources, and the decomposition process produces greenhouse gases and flushes toxic chemicals into groundwater and soil.
The aim of this project is to increase people’s attention to this urgent environmental problem and encourage people to participate in the process of taking clothes. Here old clothes can be reopened and start a new life. Drawing ideas using “increasing entropy” to express the flow of time, trade will showcase the clothing journey and provide opportunities for customers to visit it and join it. ”
Aidan Young Educational Cooperative
“In the current education system, inappropriate emphasis is placed on academic content and standardized testing, leaving teachers with a significant burden that consumes their mental scope.
“To address the problem and work on a solution, this educational center will focus on one of the main reasons students drop out of high school: the lack of positive relationships with peers and mentors. The educational cooperative will provide students with educational support in a nurturing and celebrating space. warmth and connection. “
Content of the partnership
This school play is a partnership between Dezeen and the Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Learn more about the content of the Dezeen partnership here.