Name, first nameKaixi HeYear of birth1988eMailkaixi.firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectA living shelterAbstractThere is a Japanese story talks about a traveler looking for a shelter in a hinterland when dusk approaches. As he realizes tall rushes standing in the field, he clusters a bunch of them and ties a knot at the top to create a shelter for the night. The next morning before embarking, he unknots the rushes, and the shelter deconstructs itself back to the natural state of tall rushes in the field.
My research begin with the story of the traveler, which shows one of human's initial need - a shelter. It is usually a space (enclosed or open) that give us a certain peace of mind, a place that we physically or mentally feel safe. I will explore about human’s physical and psychological considerations for a shelter(permanent or flexible), and their influence on designing furniture in a modern domestic living environment in my research.TutorsAnniina Koivu, Brynjar SigurðarsonFileDownload file