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Methodological Slant ︎ Emerging Ideas 4

IDES 635
Spring 2020 ︎

Interior Design

Christoph Korner

The Organic Healing center is designed to connect mind, body and place. The organic interior uses the human digestive tract as a key concept in its design. It aids in the organization of the functions of the center as well as the experience of it. Colors, materials, and tex­tures reflect the rich history of the area. Vernacular elements of the local Pueblo Indians and the Organic Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright is the inspiration for the atmosphere of the space. The palette of warm, adobe like colors with turquoise accents and plants that connect to the local landscape brings a spa like ambiance to the health care center. Organic shapes like the vaulted hallways throughout the building create a calm mood and the theme of tran­quility. The combination of these different design features gives a very minimal output that will calm anyone who visits the space.

Catalog Description

The fourth Emerging Ideas course provides a three-unit seminar focusing on methodological approaches to research, including theoretical, historical, and design knowledge. It is in this seminar that students transform the overall research interests of the cohort into individual methods of creating knowledge. Methodologies explored include those used with various disciplinary emphases in architecture and design, ranging from professional to academic, normative to exploratory, all with a strong critical lens. This seminar provides grounding for the students’ research interests in their study-away Fieldwork Studio the following summer.