IDS60608 Interior Architecture Design IV

‘Sense of Place: The NEW NORM’

In general, sense of place describes our relationship with places, expressed in different dimensions of human life: emotions, biographies, imagination, stories, and personal experiences (Basso, 1996). Place attachment reflects a bond between people and places, and place meaning reflects symbolic meanings people ascribe to places. In short, “sense of place is the lens through which people experience and make meaning of their experiences in and with place” (Adams, 2013).


Marketplaces also known as market halls, market sheds, or market districts always give unique opportunities for integration, interaction, and expression along diverse urban contexts. Opportunities to revitalize economically struggling communities, change consumer habits, educate consumers on nutrition and other topics, and celebrate diversity in places where it might otherwise be stifled, are inherent in such urban markets, which also provide a basis for improving public health, incubating small businesses, and promoting food safety.

what’s the big idea?

Regeneration of Traditional Marketplace

Student to regenerate the physical perception of the traditional marketplace and managed the public space as a social gathering place that attracts customers of the current society. The uniqueness of the ‘new norm’ programming to be translated based on the Project input which then able to visualise the ‘sense of place’ of the traditional marketplace chosen. Users need to see the traditional marketplace as more than a platform to buy and sell in order to defeat the rapidly emergence of shopping mall and supermarket which created a comfortable one-stop buy and sell phenomena.

Student to prepare a series of individual design approach incorporating findings from Project 1 and translating the ideas to a workable new regeneration marketplace. You will start with user needs and space requirement elaborated from Narrative Programming (P1) before venturing into ideas or solutions.