Space Analysis

Goal:

Develop more sensitivity to and awareness of environments themselves

  • experience, assess, and characterize the space in which I’m remotely participating in this course
  • how it feels to occupy it, its suitability to your purpose, sensations of comfort and discomfort, productivity, and frustration
  • how space elicits emotions in me, rather than a proposal for its renovation and improvement

Deliverables

  • 5 minute presentation
  • One written page: breakdown/analysis/impressions/findings
  • Listing specifications: sq area, volume, illumination, openings, acoustic profile, material, furnishings, space administration, etc.

Space Persona Interview Questions:

Do you have a formal and/or a common name?

  • King Edwards apartments, #18, bedroom
  • Main hallway takes you to the right, passing the bathroom and entering this bedroom. Length: 12.25 ft ; Width: 13.5 ft ; Height: 8 ft; Area: 165.375 ft squared; Volume: 1,323 ft cubed
  • if the door is open, only part of the hallway is visible
  • my windows face a brick wall which is about 10 feet from the window; looking out at an angle, a different apartment building and parking lot is visible behind King Edwards
  • facing the windows, the bathroom starts at the left wall; across the hallway is another bedroom and down the hall is the living space and dining room
  • I have artwork on the walls and a lot of things I’ve collected just scattered on my work desk
  • two north facing windows; one overhead light that is rarely used; bedside lamp, and two desk lamps
  • overhead light has a switch located next to the door; the three lamps have switches on them; no blinds on the windows(not much direct light)
  • for the majority of the day, I just have natural light; later in the evening I use three lamps that are dim, warm lighting
  • mix of natural and warm light
  • no glare, the closest side of the room is darker because I don’t have lights over there; light is mainly focused on my desk space
  • homework, workout, sleep, eat, play music, board games
  • comfortable/warm atmosphere with a bed, wooden stool, small couch, and desk chair(comfortable seating for more than one)
  • moved into King Edwards January 2021 with my one roommate; Built in 1917; 95 units, 9 stories
  • cleaned almost everyday, maintenance fixes heating and plumbing usually once every couple months; maintenance is somewhat easy(sweeping, laundry, emptying trash can)
  • newly installed laminate wood flooring, yellowish plaster walls, very old wooden doors
  • comfortable environment; hanging things up on the walls, access to two closets; relaxed
  • one wall with two windows, an empty wall for decorations, a wall with two closets, and a wall with a bed against it
  • bedside fan, dresser, drafting desk, barstool, small couch, small carpet, nightstand, guitars, amp, art supplies, books; well treated and used daily
  • medium sized bedroom, hangout spot, good acoustics
  • comfortable, relaxing, warm, a little drafty, clean, “hotel”, simple, organized
  • faint smell of incense burning and sometimes febreze(vague but good)
  • thin walls(can hear neighbors), sounds from street, heating has a low buzzing noise, pipes adjusting, my roommate, occasionally instruments
  • around the size of an ideal acoustic room; facing the windows, the room is somewhat symmetrical, perfect for playing/listening to music
  • no clocks, can usually get a general idea from the windows
  • indifferent, relaxed, comfortable
  • noises from plumbing and heating can be loud during the the night, occasional construction going on around the building
  • bedside fan and open windows for the summer; heating system controlled by the apartment building based on outdoor temp
  • fan, blankets, opening/closing windows
  • around 70 degrees; slightly colder near the windows
  • 65–75 degrees based on the heating
  • somewhat fresh air
  • main areas of the apartment, hallway, and windows; refreshed every couple days
  • slightly drafty

Sketches

Pictures

Features

  • warm, comfortable atmosphere
  • north facing windows
  • built in 1917
  • plaster walls, old wooden doors, new laminate wood floors
  • twin bed, drafting table, desk chair, stool, small couch, dresser

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