Xiaoyang Xu (he/his/him)
I have always insisted on using rational thinking and a curious attitude to face life, including design. I love trying out new styles and elements to create interesting spaces. I’m more inclined towards the design of spaces that are real rather than virtual. I love life as much as I love my cat – Alice, which also makes me pay more attention to the design of wellbeing.
This project is based on interior design to explore the possibility of student apartment development in the post-COVID context.
The project aims to examine how interior design will continue to create wellbeing for humanity in this post-COVID era. The project uses students as audiences, student apartments as experimental venues, and uses the psychological theory PERMA as a framework to find students’ inner aspirations for the living environment, and combine them with the theory of environmental enrichment to generate a methodology and a list of element & structures. On this basis, the function and layout of the original student apartment were changed, trying to find a better future design direction.