PART I – LIVE
THE WAY WE LIVE/HOW DO WE LIVE?
In this booklet we start with part 1 of the Project : “Live with Plants”. This project deals with the work side of “LIVE, WORK AND PLAY” and the idea of being safe indoors in the HDB block while being around nature and plants. I will be dealing with the idea of living with plants and biophilic design in the comfort of being indoors and near your home.
To live means to “spend your life in a particular way”. To live at home means to be able to do everyday activities in your own way – eating, sleeping, resting etc. It also means to be with family and loved ones. Basically, to be able to do anything you want in your way in the comfort of your own personal space. So how can this be placed in the scheme of living with plants? How do we live with plants?
The intention is to integrate the idea of “outside” into indoor HDB spaces. The design intervention is mainly for residents in HDBs. The intention also removes the idea of inside and outside as separate spaces. The idea is to remove the invisible line that divides these spaces by using biophilic design/nature (which represents the outside) to ‘invade’ into the surrounding interior spaces of the HDB. The question is now how I can have the “outside” around while I am safe at home/ on the inside/ in isolation.