This is the link to my pinterest which shows all sorts of reference images which I’m really interested in and would like to use for my project.
I think what I love about Shoreditch so much is the playfulness of it all. The graffiti and art installations spread all over, and it’s okay because Shoreditch is a quirky place. Home to Boxpark, a brand new idea of shopping environments but it fits so well into the area, because all new ideas seem to be welcomed here. Brick Lane and Spitalfields market are also in this area, and show a vast range of shops available, selling anything you could possibly want. Places like Mw Nails also set the tone for the area. This reminds me of the way children think, and why I still have my heart set on using Shoreditch as my location foe whatever my project turns out to be.
Possible idea for retail environment subject..
MB Games, Hasbro games, etc. Something that can be seen as playful for children, but also has a relevance to adults as they grew up with MB board games, making the connection instant and making adults more interested in joining in with the playful aspect of the environment.
Only problem I have with this, is the relevance of having it in the UK, as it’s an American company. Might not be a problem, though.
Actually completely torn between two project ideas.
Either as stated before.. (childrens architecture)
Similar to the Bishops project, a luxury hotel of some sort. (Will reblog relevant image after this)
However, I’m not sure whether to work to my strengths (hotel) or to improve on my weakness (exhibition/retail design)
Some help deciding would be great. I also can’t seem to access myuca or the main blog, making it difficult to get help..
Completely different style to what I intend on doing, but the concept is similar. A sort of themed interior that captures you as part of a journey.
Thinking more about my previous post, I have decided to possibly concentrate on ‘children’s architecture’ similar to examples shown previously.. I could use childrens authors to base my project on maybe, such as Francesca Simon, Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Brothers Grimm, David Walliams, etc.. in order to create a playful environment ideally for kids, but also allowing older people to get involved and discover their inner child again.
I’m really interested in the idea of adults seeming ‘boring’ and non creative in a way, and using children for inspiration and such, and so I could concentrate my dissertation on this. I could write about how adults are always keen to rediscover their inner child and enjoy the little things they would have as kids, and relating this to childrens architecture and possibly the idea of fantasy/reality that comes with this.
A few links that could be helpful for ‘playful design’ and help with dissertation research: