Express yourself: engaging space and sensual experience between body, clothing, and the built environment
Rice, Tyler Westcott
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The inspiration of fashion development and the execution of architecture redevelopment are bound within a common motif of personality and its intended, as well as unintended, expression. A fashion designers approach in addressing personal expression while embracing and reinventing history, although on a smaller scale, is applicable to the inherently intimate process of renovating and modernizing a house. An analysis of the similarities allows the development of a method to approach incorporating a blend of contemporary ideas with individual, or collective expression, while maintaining the significance of the original. A well executed contemporary architectural intervention to a residential structure, even in the most culturally sensitive areas executed with careful skill and integrity can be more complementary by the contrast of new and old versus trying to copy or replicate the home. (Rogers, 1995) Thus it will ensure the continued use and value within the community and homeowner.