BA (HONS) INTERIOR DESIGN

Taigh-Sholais Rehabilitation Centre

The topic of my project is based on my perception that there is a lack of facilities for under 25’ year old’s living on the Isle of Skye to seek help and advice in regard to mental health. Therefore, decided that a rehabilitation centre would be beneficial to the island community. Growing up on the island had many positive aspects, however I always felt I was at disadvantage to those living in an urban area, something that influenced my project greatly. At the moment, you must be willing to travel over 100 miles to the nearest facility to get professional help, something that is not always achievable for everyone. By designing a space that will accommodate for a range of different needs I hope to create a facility that can allow the individuals to get back into society at a pace they are comfortable with.

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This visual illustrates the exterior view of the proposed rehabilitation centre. Highlighted are the use of natural materials.

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This Image represents my design concept collage which is based on five key elements, community, inclusion, support, equality and education.

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This visual highlights the interior design of the counselling rooms, which were designed around the centres surroundings and existing exterior views.

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The workshop area (major space) is a multifunction space which will provide the users with access to learning new skills to aid their recovery.

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This selection of materials represents my colour scheme and inspirations for the rehabilitation centre. Throughout this project I was influenced by the site surroundings and use of natural materials, which are present in the interior and exterior of the build, creating a connection to the centre and to the local community.

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