In architecture and design, the design process starts with defining the ‘Shell’ of the building as a first step. The factors affecting the ‘Shell' are, ‘external’ in nature such as climate, privacy. The idea of ‘Shelter’ dominates the process of design and plays a crucial role in generating the form of the building.
The interior elements are generated as the next step in the process in a manner that justifies the requirements ‘imposed’ by the ‘shell’. In this process, the ‘architecture’/‘shell’ becomes a dominating force in determining interior layout and interior elements.
The intent of this unit is to find a synthesis in the design process such that the ‘boundary’ between ‘architecture’ and ‘Interior Architecture’ gets dissolve.