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Private Space in a Public Venue

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posted on 2010-09-01, 00:00 authored by Britta Hayne
"In my study of Architecture, I have been particularly interested in the play between public and private spaces. Each semester has produced exploration of varying ideas related to this basic concept. This image, a photograph of one of my study models, shows how the feeling of seclusion can be created in the most public of venues, a public restroom. The main exploration in this project was the use of form; each “swirl” is a stall, which becomes more private the deeper you enter. I also worked with the idea of lamination and continuing surfaces; even the fixtures are one with the wall, such as the sink shown in the image. The model was built at ½” scale out of sheet metal and foam. "


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Entry in 2009 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 16-May 12, 2009.

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