“MINIMAL/MAXIMAL: from definitions to application” is a conceptual interior-design project that evolves around the currently insufficient definition of minimalism and the absent definition of maximalism in architecture and design and the application of the developed principals.
Laura Suppan [...] deconstructs the meaning and application of “minimalism” and “maximalism.” [...] This is not a discussion about style. [...] It’s about people and their relationships to each other and to their city.
[She] offers up a novel interpretation of architectural minimalism through the use of high-performance materials, in neutral shades, supporting varied community needs.
The focus of the project was to create a highly contextual civic space at the street level of the 294 Canal Street. The interior space is seen as an extension of the urban landscape by creating a focal point for the community of the four adjacent neighborhoods. The furniture, the spatial configurations and their flexibility allow for a maximum of social interactions between single individuals, groups, and the larger community.
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