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A Shift and a Breath

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dc.contributor.author Bloomfield, Sibyl
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-15T04:12:44Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-26T07:23:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-15T04:12:44Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-26T07:23:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/24670
dc.description.abstract The marine architecture industry is continuing to test the boundaries of technology and design to create yachts that are faster, lighter and more manoeuvrable. The money required to see these innovations translated into physical yachts has created a money and power driven industry. The superyacht society that has developed with the growth in size and grandeur of recreational yachts has come to symbolise the ultimate in wealth, power and success. ‘A shift and a breath…’ expresses the dynamic of a sail powered yacht. This represents the shift that the interior intervention makes away from traditional yacht design. The yachts physical con- text, water and wind, along with the functional requirements have defi ned the formal qualities of the yacht. The forms created by the interaction with the physical context are traditionally evident only in the exterior of the yacht. This intervention embraces the inherent form of the hull and en- gages it in a dialogue with the interior spaces it encloses. It creates a visual connection with the wind and its relationship with the dynamic qualities of the yacht. The idea of displacement is evident both physically and thematically throughout the yacht. Psy- chological displacement involves the transference of an affect from one element onto another. This has been integrated, both physically and visually, into the interior intervention with the trans-ference of the yachts exterior qualities and context into the interior. Experiential displacement is emphasized for the occupants being made more aware of their water related context in contrast to the land. The functional characteristics of the yacht provide an ordering system requiring balance and axial symmetry, and this is instantly visible. There is a hierarchy of the yacht’s occupants that dictates specific relationships with the yacht as a whole and also with the private areas they inhabit. The owner’s quarters act as the organisational generator and the spatial layout and pro-grammes are laid out in relation to the relationships of the yachts occupants with the owner. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Marine architecture en_NZ
dc.subject Yacht design en_NZ
dc.subject Interior design en_NZ
dc.subject Space perception en_NZ
dc.title A Shift and a Breath en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 310106 Interior and Environmental Design en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Bachelors Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Design en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Design en_NZ

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