Student Work

  • Interior Design (BFA)

    Nixie Pardi


    My project aimed to create the “suburban experience” in the midst of the city. Based on studies of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Jacob House and Robie House, as well as Adolf Loos’s Muller House, my final project focuses on optimizing a combined lot for two middle-income families in Astoria, Queens (one family owns the combined lot, while the other rents the remainder of the space).

    I focused on Astoria because it is a fitting location for a middle-aged couple with two children, given its demographics, architecture, and access to transportation. By combining lots, there’s a greater opportunity to employ Loos’s technique of the Raumplaun, the shifting of spaces in 3D, to experience a larger setting for the families and remove the need of having a second home as a vacation get away.