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Current house is a static object in a dynamic environment
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The ‘Re-Orienting’ of the interior to maximize natural light and space.
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‘Building in Tools’ conventional looking kitchen functions at new levels.
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Sub-systems are interconnected to help the home run more efficiently and build equity.
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‘Opening Up Communication’ between the house and family occurs when the layout is rethought for inhabitant’s lifestyle needs and economic abilities.
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‘Re-invest’ materials produced in the home create the hearth, which becomes the central axis for the home and systems.
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Section cut of final intervention exposing the hearth’s many functions and central role in the home.

Systems For Living:Private Workspheres Within an Open-Plan Environment

Approaching the interior design of this project as a set of interventions, in the ongoing life-cycle of a house, the proposed modifications will help prolong the existence of the home. Through bridging the spectrums of economic, temporal, and cultural approaches to efficient living I developed innovative strategies, designing a 'system for living' to be integrated into the middle American home and lifestyle.

To sustain, a house must be able to endure cultural, familial, and environmental changes by adapting to external forces. It must also evolve to suit iits interior inhabitants through means greater than surface redecoration. On the other hand, the design of the home helps to inform the inhabitants of the consequences of their everyday actions and lifestyle. Design implementations address consumption patterns, waste production, and patterns of use in the home with approachable economic and aesthetic solutions.

Thesis Advisor: Joanna Merwood Salisbury