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Second Year Fall Graduate Studio

Penelope Dean and Grand Gibson
Fall 2015

Totalization (Inside-Out)

With an understanding that contemporary inhabitation occurs in a domestic landscape of objects—e.g., tables, chairs, beds, lamps, rugs, books, plants, and décor—this comprehensive studio speculates on the design and lifestyle possibilities offered by the single family house for a couple with a young child and disabled in-law. Each house, located on the Indiana dunes in a hypothetical subdivision, has evolved from the inside out: from the placement of furniture, decor, and built-ins, to the positioning of wall, floor, partition, and ceiling elements, to building assembly systems and services, and finally to external specifications of envelope and site design. Large-scale interior models provide the primary medium for the cumulative design process.