ii is the International Journal of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design.
In a global, complex, and networked society, interior architecture and its praxis are experiencing unprecedented change. Theoretical investigations, design research, and alternative explorations blend previously discrete disciplines within an emerging blurred territory.
The International Journal of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design investigates this new territory by requesting scholarship, design research, and projects that ask bold questions and propose innovative responses. Founded and stewarded by the Interior Architecture program at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, and published by the University of Houston Atrium Press, ii seeks to re-frame the debate and shape the contemporary dialogue of interior architecture and spatial design.
Applied Geometries, ii journal’s volume III, explores geometric advancements in relation to interior architecture and spatial design. For this issue, we are not only interested in the use of complex computational design, advanced tectonics, fractal, differential, parametric, and algorithmic geometric practices, but also in the exploration of natural, biological, historical, cultural, sacred, and anthropometric influences in pattern-making generated through mathematical rigor. The work in this issue leverages the role of applied geometries as an active performer in the conceptualization, design, and production of interiors, spatial design, and light-mobile-architectures.
Applied Geometries, is a collection of projects -- historical and contemporary, theoretical and realized -- that engage design complexities which evolve the relationship of geometry to interior architecture and spatial design. The field of spatial design presumes that a designer operates at the scale of the human body. Whether resulting in the design of furniture, fashion, a residence, event, or urban park, this emergent field of practice privileges the performance of the body and its relationship to space. Spatial design is impacted by scale in relation to the performance of a body, but liberated from the boundaries of traditional disciplines.
Volume 3 Authors: Assemblage Studio, Jeffery Bartlett , Brad Bell, Babak Bryan, Michael Gonzales, Henry Grosman, Meg Jackson, Umair Zia Malik, Audry McKee, Jodi Meadows, Clay Odom, Keith Peiffer, Natasha Perkins, Emina Petrovic , Rhazes Spell, Alastair Townsend, Andrew Vrana, Igor Siddiqui, Vlad Tenu, Blair Satterfield, Mark Swackhamer, Christopher Welch, and Yoshihara McKee Architects