Interiors Seeking a New Design Language

By Nilufer Saglar Onay.

Published by The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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: Interior design is about the integration of numerous interior elements and products that are chosen to satisfy various spatial requirements. The unity of all surfaces, materials and products create an integral architectural character and language. Important architects of the modern period believed in “total work of art” and they felt responsible for the design and overseeing of the building's totality: shell, accessories, furnishings, and landscape. Even if they were industrial products, the same design language shaped them. Today, different designers design most of the components that shape the built environment. In other words, design and manufacturing phases of “space” and “spatial components” are considered as independent processes. On the other hand, space has contextual determinants and every specific interior is fed with different contextual data. Therefore, the most important requirement of today’s design approaches is to create a new design language in relation with new technologies and new ways of living without neglecting the local and cultural differences that create architectural identity and sense of place. In this paper, contemporary design approaches will be discussed through examples in order to evaluate the role of spatial components in interior design.

Keywords: Interior Design, Spatial Components, Design Language

The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 8, Issue 2, July, 2015, pp.21-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: July 13, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 926.598KB)).

Prof. Nilufer Saglar Onay

Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey