With World Lounge for Yapi Kredi Bank, Designer Karim Rashid set out to design an interior that is a beacon and an inspiration-a unique experience among a plethora of chain restaurants and duty-free display cases. The space will be memorable for the world traveler, the once-a-year tourist, and the every-day employee. By "synergizing" Yapi Kredi's can-do attitude with the soothing aura of perfect balance and design, a completely fulfilling experience is guaranteed. All airports are characterized by an omnipresent paradox of the excitement and energy of traveling versus the utter tranquility of having no other options but waiting. This paradox creates the need for a space that will intensify any traveling experience, yet at the same time encourage complete relaxation and rejuvenation of mind, body, and soul. To ensure that every state of mind can be accommodated, a seamless mixture of function-specific territories will be created: Invite (entrance), Connect (computer areas), Dream (beds), Recline (sit and relax), Absorb (eat), Indulge (smoke), Engage (meeting), Revive (private room). Client: Yapi Kredi Bank Facilities: Airport Lounge, Buffet, Private Guestrooms, Massage Room, Bar, Child Play Room, Business Center
Interior Architecture discipline is acknowledged as new approach to addressing unhealthy living ennvironment; its constantly evolving response to meet human physical and psychological needs. As such, the speed and flexibility in human response demand an equally adaptable set of analytical tools, design approaches and production methods.
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interior spaces in a building may depend on the architectural aspect and its having a powerful impact on the level of well being, social
interaction and collaboration within a community of living environment. Unconsciously, we are also in helping to shape one's behavior, minds and
perceptions bringing out new connections and contrasts; organising and re-organising experience and thus making and re-making our world to build better future integrated with sustainable living, play and working environment.