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Extrinsic Interiors

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As the sharing economy emerges, the line between public and private space are beginning to blur as a new breed of short term rentals develops. Our constructed views of domesticity are being challenged and the meaning of the ‘home’ refined due to the explosion of short term rentals. The sharing economy has caused domestic space to be less private and even less a commodity. Sites such as Airbnb now provide us a catalogue of interiors furnished with brands such as IKEA and other leftover items put together by a host hoping to be appeal to the market. In this two way exchange people rent their rooms out to compete to become superhosts. Sections of cities are being leased for rentals while also being defined by them: Airbnb’s description of San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood is marketed as ‘D-I-Y by the B-A-Y’. People are designing spaces in order to be defined by their reviews just as cities are being labeled in order to be monetized. Owning a private house is now becoming less important yet we still want all the commodities and materials it provides. This project seeks to provide an array of analysis and solutions to help guide people on how to design private space for the public. It aims to provide a new way of design for a more experiential and engaging domestic space that is both appealing and marketable to the public eye.

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Extrinsic Interiors

As the sharing economy emerges, the line between public and private space are beginning to blur as a new breed of short term rentals develops. Our constructed views of domesticity are being challenged and the meaning of the ‘home’ refined due to the explosion of short term rentals. The sharing economy has caused domestic space to be less private and even less a commodity. Sites such as Airbnb now provide us a catalogue of interiors furnished with brands such as IKEA and other leftover items put together by a host hoping to be appeal to the market. In this two way exchange people rent their rooms out to compete to become superhosts. Sections of cities are being leased for rentals while also being defined by them: Airbnb’s description of San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood is marketed as ‘D-I-Y by the B-A-Y’. People are designing spaces in order to be defined by their reviews just as cities are being labeled in order to be monetized. Owning a private house is now becoming less important yet we still want all the commodities and materials it provides. This project seeks to provide an array of analysis and solutions to help guide people on how to design private space for the public. It aims to provide a new way of design for a more experiential and engaging domestic space that is both appealing and marketable to the public eye.

 

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