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Quick note: This is a reblog from a few months ago and have decided to repost to let my new followers (yea! thank you) know what my specific interests in the realm of design.  Let me know your thoughts – if you like the post or the blog, please visit my Facebook page at: Seamless

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I have always been fascinated with the idea of intimate space.

The definition of “intimate” is an adjective that suggests “friendly” and “devoted”.  As it relates to three-dimensional space, we can extrapolate that intimate space is a space that is familiar and close to us, dear to us.  Built structures of a small scale do not overwhelm us – they welcome and comfort us…

By training and profession, I am an interior designer and soon-to-be architect (I must first pass a rigorous professional exam).  I started my education and career in interior design because I had an interest in how we use interior space – we do, after all, spend 90% of our lives inside.  I completed my education with an architectural degree because I wanted to better understand the “outer” context from which interior space resided.

This blog, seamless, was born out of a strong desire to document my love for interior design and architecture while simultaneously, building a holistic design practice – and all the while sharing this journey with you.  It is an opportunity to discuss the general topic of design, but more specifically as it relates to my larger goal: identifying moments in design and specific design moves that seamlessly unify the aspects of interior design and architecture.  For me, this will be an ongoing investigation.  I do believe, however, that it is important to visually communicate these ideas, to show the multi-faceted ways in which the lines of interior and exterior space are blurred.

I have selected a project I like by FLOAT Architectural Research and Design, LLC due to its simple beauty.  The photos below communicate moments that show a strong understanding of and respect for interior and exterior space – resulting in an intimate and inspirational writing studio:

A 100 square foot writing studio in Willamette Valley, Oregon by FLOAT Architectural Research And Design, LLC. Situated along the Marys River 20 minutes from the writers home.

Wood exterior on steel frame

Detailing the interior to accommodate storage and nature

The owners first request was that the studio be designed so that she could hear the rain falling (a sensual and ecological solution)

an intimate connection back to nature

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