Stefanie

Carthy

MA Interior Architecture & Design

‘What does it mean, to live in a room?’ Georges Perec asked in Species of Space and other Pieces and, the question I sought to answer with my final project. Initially, my research led me through philosophy, art and design. About the history and the meaning of home, and ultimately, discussing the idea of home with a group of young professionals, renting rooms in a city. I was surprised to learn how unattached we can be to the physical structure of our homes and possessions, and our desire to be free and able to travel. Using this information, I designed a series of mobile units each of which contain a series of boxes which transform into a variety of domestic objects that allow the user to carry out their daily activities. The user can easily pack their possessions into their plywood boxes and move Home to another location.