How can design improve the use of natural light in dark, interior spaces to improve the environment for plant growth and human living conditions?
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Subjectair purifier; apartment; dark spaces; interior design; landscape design; lighting; light refraction; lighting solutions; natural lighting; plant growth; seasonal affective disorder (SAD); urban
The purpose of this research is to determine how a design regarding natural light enhancement can be used to remedy the problem of little natural lighting in urban apartments in hopes to improve the lives of residents and advance the growth of indoor plants. This proposed design is in a 600 sqft, one bedroom, north facing apartment, located in Washington Heights, Manhattan, NY. By creating a method of interior light enhancement, this design can create an improved environment for people and enhance plant growth in limited natural light apartments.
A Design Capstone submitted to the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State College. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor’s in Landscape development and Design May 2018 Long Island, NY. Advised by Professor Stevie Famulari.
PublisherDepartment of Urban Horticulture and Design of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State College
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