Date

1-4-2017 12:00 AM

Major

Interior Design

Department

Interior Design

College

College of Design

Project Advisor

Lee Cagley

Project Advisor's Department

Interior Design

Description

Housing for refugees and displaced persons around the world are all too often inadequate, bland, and lack the integration of culture in their design. This is where design choices in the interior can be used to enhance the basic architecture and create the sense of home and culture. The implications of this ideal can be adapted to mold within any country or culture. The goal of the capstone is to create guidelines for the interior design of a specific shelter archetype which emanate the culture and stylistic preferences of Haitian occupants. Utilizing personal experiences from multiple sources as well as cultural and architectural research, these design guidelines provide framework for selections of such aspects as space planning, furniture, and materials. These aspects provide support to and improve quality of life for people in an otherwise tragic situation.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Creating a Sense of Home in Displaced Haitian Housing

Housing for refugees and displaced persons around the world are all too often inadequate, bland, and lack the integration of culture in their design. This is where design choices in the interior can be used to enhance the basic architecture and create the sense of home and culture. The implications of this ideal can be adapted to mold within any country or culture. The goal of the capstone is to create guidelines for the interior design of a specific shelter archetype which emanate the culture and stylistic preferences of Haitian occupants. Utilizing personal experiences from multiple sources as well as cultural and architectural research, these design guidelines provide framework for selections of such aspects as space planning, furniture, and materials. These aspects provide support to and improve quality of life for people in an otherwise tragic situation.