Tan Rui Ting
A designer in the making in the field of interior and architecture design. Creative and values art, she believes that aesthetically beautiful design without useful functions and human-centric design is not workable. It is designed with no beauty and character.
Her goal is to create designs that have a great impact on people’s perspectives towards design. She hopes to make others appreciate what is around their surroundings while also not forgetting to adapt and bring new life to spaces.
When we purchase houses we do not just look into the home but the surrounding amenities. With the rise of more amenities, more of these ground-level spaces (Void Deck) started to lose their accents and purposes, now left empty and waiting for it to be revitalized. We look into we can better utilize these ground-level spaces as well as provides better care spaces for the seniors in the neighborhood. By repurposing the design outlook of the void deck through the way we care for the seniors.
Reimagining everyday spaces & Breaking down barriers
Level of intimacy
New resting space
Often void decks are left empty for future activities and development. we take a look at the highest demographics of using ground spaces – kids. Is there a way we can better cater these void decks spaces for them to use instead? Based on what we observe on-site. The only reason that the kids use ground-level spaces is that they want to head outside to the playground to play with their friends. Therefore, is only through an interest in “playing” that we can attract more kids and children alike to use these spaces. Thus, we take a look at how the interest in play has influenced their behavior in these neighborhoods. Discover the opportunity of other types of plays to cater in these void deck spaces rather than the focusing playground itself.
Memories of the space
I came to a realization that void deck acts as a journey of process. From surroundings to space, space to people, and people to memories.
The interrelationship of the void deck is systems to our memories, is something we need to value. Not to base on the concerns about what amenities place cater the user needs but the emotions want connections needed to space, that leads to the co-relationship with surroundings with the people to understand the value of these spaces. Personally, the identity of the void deck lies in the memories. However today’s void deck memories lies on the wants, it doesn’t evoke any personal human engagement of good memories.
My design intention is to create an intervention these memories point to allow them to reminisce of the past. reexperience the experience of every movement, by the sparks of a trigger a moment of the memory. Thus, allowing them to work harmoniously together and not destroying each identity.