Unit D' Habitation

Smart Apartment Design by Ian Douglas

Unit Poster Birdseye View Lower Floor Lower Floor 2 Kitchen Top Balcony Lower Balcony Office Area Workstations Elevations Plans

This design concept is for an Internet connected home office or "smart apartment". The work was for a design studio project for second semester 2001, at the Department of Science and Design, University of Canberra.

The design of an Internet connected home is a contemporary design challenge. Previous efforts to design internet enabled homes have been relatively superficial. The brief was to re-fit an apartment in a building designed by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier.

Tomw Communications Pty Ltd provided a prize for the best apartment design, awarded to Ian Douglas on 8th November 2001 at the End of Year Exhibition for the Interior Design Students of the University of Canberra.

Ian Douglas

Ian Douglas studied interior design for 3 years at CIT, then spent 1 year learning 3D Animation. He worked for 2 years for the games company Microforte in Canberra. He then worked for 1 year in Bondi Junction, Sydney for a 3d movie company on Xena Warrior Princess, amongst other projects. Technically, 3D-artist, he is now back in Canberra to do a final year at the University of Canberra, undertaking interior design studies with the objective to merge computer animation and Architecture, for applications such as walkthroughs. He us currently researching radiosity and global illumination.

Unite d'habitation

The apartment building Unite d'habitation, by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, was to be a self-contained 'vertical city', with modular housing units for 1600 people, internal streets and community services While having been designed decades ago, Unite d'habitation has a design similar to current open plan apartments.

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This document is: http://www.tomw.net.au/2001/sa/id/

Text Copyright Tom Worthington 2001. Version 1.0 2 August 2001

Unit D' Habitation interior design and images Copyright Ian Douglas 2001