The way I envision the city is centered around people. My studio project revolves around the following key concepts: walkability, connectivity, and accessibility; shared spaces and encounter areas; mixed-use development; and crowd flow.
In Studio B (WALKABLE CITY - Revitalizing the waterfront along the Lune River in Lancaster), I conducted a comprehensive analysis of Lancaster's connectivity and activity patterns. I proposed enhancing the accessibility and connectivity of the Lune River through three shared space models.
In Studio C (URBAN LIVING ROOM - Extension of Outdoor Shared Space to Indoors), my goal was to create a pedestrian-friendly shared social space and extend outdoor shared space indoors.
My dissertation project is titled "Beyond Traditional Codes and Regulations: Innovative Approaches to Designing Accessible Shared Spaces through the Multi-Sensory Experience of Visually Impaired Individuals." This dissertation critically examines the design of accessible shared spaces, with a specific focus on enhancing multi-sensory experiences for individuals with visual impairments.
The study addresses concerns related to the exclusion of disabled individuals in shared space design, a phenomenon referred to as "disability discrimination." By drawing upon Juhani Pallasmaa's sensory design theory and Jos Boys' theory of inclusive architecture, the research advocates for the seamless integration of disability considerations from the beginning of the design process, encompassing heightened sensory perception and experiential richness.