Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

Rachel Miller-Crews

Interior Visual Layering: Exposing Unexpected Details

Social media's rise in popularity has increased connectivity between people. However, increased interest in each others' virtual lives creates superficial connections at best. This poses the question: how can environments be designed to foster exchanges between people that pull them away from the digital world and bring them back to physical space? Through examining the layering of props within a hotel, this thesis explores how interactions with these props creates visual and spatial connections between people in a shared space.