Nebiyu Belihu


MA Interior Architecture & Design

The project was predicated on the biophilic design principles. The project involved the reinvention and redesign of the existing building and interior spaces to incorporate workable biophilic aspects. Located in an urban centre, the project presented a challenge in achieving the intended objectives. However, I put careful considerations and incorporated well informed design interventions which presented valuable opportunities to remodel the building into a viable prototype of successful biophilic design. On the project, I interrogated the building exterior and interior spaces in terms of design sustainability and urban characteristics. In the background studies, Therefore, through this project I sought to introduce disruptive urban design elements and features which subsequently sought to offer a case study for future urban development projects in the city. Collectively, I reckoned, such projects within an urban city will eventually contribute towards the global urban sustainability agenda.

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