Kunthea Thang, Atmospheric Interactions [×]
Atmospheric Interactions explores movement in experience as ways to heighten sociability and interaction in public space. Sited in central market, Phnom Penh Cambodia, the project inserts layers of interaction into the existing interiors altering the way people would normally move and behave in the space.
Shared spaces are often open in their program to different activities and occupied by a general crowd made up of different backgrounds. It also allows people to express loose behaviour of movement in the existing site conditions. Atmospheric Interaction investigates how design insertions can produce different atmospheric experiences and provoke more people to play, socially and interact, aiming to create positive changes in the market.
Atmospheric Interactions re-purposes waste materials found in the market to design back into the market. Through a series of physical modelling, sketching and photography are used to explore the relationship of how design intervention and materials work in the area. The interventions into different locations and situations within the market shift normal interactions and improved the quality of experience that occur when encountering the different materials.
Atmospheric Interactions questions how this can affect their behaviour or productive in the space. The intervention is designed to attract people attention to the layers of interaction encouraging activities such as seeing, resting, sitting and talking and improved the quality of market shopping experience. Each intervention offers more engagement between people and the surrounding space.
By understanding the way people move, with different materials the design seeks to improve the quality of interaction between one another and the market more broadly. Atmospheric Interaction explores interior design’s role in creating vibrant social public spaces.